This is the time of year during which adults look for books to help prepare children for starting school. In this one, some of the characters are a mix of tree and human which is slightly odd and not directly related to the story. The illustrations are bright and may well appeal to young listeners.
Whizzy Willow leaves home with his parent, worries about the first day of school but all goes okay. Whizzy becomes involved in a variety of activities from hand painting to playing soccer to lunch. He leaves at the end of the day believing that all will be well.
In my opinion, there is nothing that particularly makes this book stand out in a crowded field. It seemed just a bit disjointed to me. Still, many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this title. All opinions are my own.