School's First Day of School (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews


This is such a special book. I wanted to hug it when I was done reading it and wanted to start again. It gave me goosebumps and made me smile. Knowing who you are and where you belong is sometimes a struggle and this sweet book deals with this issue in such a wonderful and precious way. Give it a read. I think you'll want to hug it too.

— From Patti H.

Description


It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?

The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

About the Author


Adam Rex is the illustrator of Amy Timberlake's The Dirty Cowboy and Ste-e-e-e-eamboat a-Comin'! by Jill Esbaum. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Christian Robinson's award-winning books for young readers include Josephine, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book, and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His book Last Stop on Market Street earned four starred reviews and was on the New York Times bestseller list.

Praise For…


Recipient of 7 starred reviews!

"Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) gives the school just a hint of visual personification in his flattened, paint-and-collage artwork, as Rex (Moonday) deftly juggles well-placed jokes and keen insights into feeling comfortable in one’s own skin—or bricks, as the case may be."—Publishers Weekly, starred

"Using his signature, simple style, Robinson alternates scenes of the building and its interiors with shots that show the boisterously diverse kids' first day.A unique point of view makes this school book stand out."—Kirkus Reviews, starred

"Sure to become a staple for first days of school everywhere."—Horn Book, starred

"This charming reversal of first-day-of-school nerves will delight little ones
and help put their own anxieties at bay."—Booklist, starred

"An essential purchase that is simultaneously funny, frank, and soothing. A perfect first day read-aloud."— School Library Journal, starred

"A delightful, perspective-tweaking back-to-school picture book."—Shelf Awareness, starred

"Anthropomorphization of the whole building is a new and promising approach for school-shy youngsters, and it’ll make the already school-positive want to give their beloved building a hug."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred



Product Details
ISBN: 9781596439641
ISBN-10: 1596439645
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English