|Timothy Goes to School explores the experiences and feelings of children in kindergarten. This series teaches youngsters how to behave in school and having a positive attitude - feeling good in school and learning more about the world.
A raccoon named Timothy starts kindergarten, and meets many new people and many new friends. He helps others with their challenges and they would help Timothy on something he is struggling on.
Yoko, a japanese cat who is one of Timothy's best friends is a very talented violin player, Fritz the badger is another one of Timothy's friends who wants to discover new things, leaving a mess behind. Charles is a shy little mouse while Nora is a loud little mouse. Claude is a smart raccoon who thinks he is better than everyone else, Lily is a forgetful fox, Grace is a wonderful cat dancer, and Doris is a beaver who loves different kinds of paintings than everyone else.
The learning components of the school comes from Mrs. Jenkins who taught everyone to get along, helps whenever someone is needed, sings to make all the students happy and Mrs. Appleberry who is student teacher. Henry is the custodian of the school and many of the students consider him a friend.
Timothy Goes to School was first released to the U.S. September 30, 2000 as part of an umbrella package called PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch. The series was packaged in a three-hour block along with George Shrinks, Corduroy, Elliot Moose, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, and Seven Little Monsters. PBS trimmed the three-hour block to a two-hour version, discarding Corduroy and Elliot Moose in late September 2001.
PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch aired for the last time on Labor Day weekend 2004, and all PBS rights to Timothy Goes to School went with it. The time shown below is for Discovery Kids only.
About the Author of Timothy Goes to School:
One of America's most important and prominent author/illustrators, Rosemary Wells has crafted the words and pictures of more than 50 books for children, including Shy Charles, Noisy Nora and the popular Max and Ruby series. Her keen understanding of children is the hallmark of her story-telling. By engaging young readers on their own level and timing, Wells connects and creates a safe place for kids to learn, grow and feel good about themselves and their special world.