School's First Day of School!

Do you know a child who's about to start school. . . and who might be a little apprehensive? Sure, there are heaps of really good first-day-of-school picture books, but there's a terrific new one with an unusual twist: it's told from the school's point of view!

School's First Day of School introduces us to brand-new Frederick Douglass Elementary. "This is nice,"School says to Janitor. "Just the two of us." When Janitor tells him that teachers and children will be coming soon, School is alarmed. But when the children arrive, School learns what his doors and lockers and water fountains and jungle gym are for. He learns the children's names, hears a funny joke, and is excited when one of the children draws a picture of him. At the end of the day, he's delighted when Janitor tells him that the children will be returning the next day.

Written by Adam Rex and illustrated by Christian Robinson,School's First Day of School (Roaring Brook Press) is a real charmer and should help ease any kid's first-day jitters!

- Banna




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