First Day of School

Overview

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell's delightful picture book series about Mrs. Madoff's class has explored some special occasions at school, including Career Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Presidents' Day. Now the respected mother-daughter writer-illustrator team is taking on another BIG day in First Day of School.
 
Kids will understand the excitement and nervousness of the children in Mrs. Madoff’s class as they get ready for the first day of school ...

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Overview

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell's delightful picture book series about Mrs. Madoff's class has explored some special occasions at school, including Career Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Presidents' Day. Now the respected mother-daughter writer-illustrator team is taking on another BIG day in First Day of School.
 
Kids will understand the excitement and nervousness of the children in Mrs. Madoff’s class as they get ready for the first day of school after summer vacation. They’ve all changed a little. Nicholas has a grown-up new haircut. Jessica has learned how to make her own lunch. And Ethan has his very own house key!
 
As the kids get into their back-to-school rituals, they know one thing for sure: this year is sure to be great!

A little girl is not looking forward to her first day at nursery school until she makes friends with another new girl.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
Praise for the Mrs. Madoff series:CAREER DAY: “Clearly laid out and cheerfully presented, this picture book strikes just the right tone for its intended audience.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for the Mrs. Madoff series:100 SCHOOL DAYS: “Preschool and kindergarten teachers looking to make the Hundred Day celebration more than a math exercise will find inspiration right here.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for the Mrs. Madoff series:100 SCHOOL DAYS: “Preschool and kindergarten teachers looking to make the Hundred Day celebration more than a math exercise will find inspiration right here.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for the Mrs. Madoff series:100 SCHOOL DAYS: “Preschool and kindergarten teachers looking to make the Hundred Day celebration more than a math exercise will find inspiration right here.”
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—A group of children prepares for the upcoming school year and reminisces about last year's first day of school. Haircuts, new lunch boxes, bigger shoes, fancy backpacks, and a few nervous feelings are the topics of conversation with these culturally diverse kids. Their calm dialogue and kind words for one another make this a nice addition to any back-to-school bookshelf. Pleasing, peaceful illustrations contain just enough details to spark conversations and may help to ease the tense feelings that often accompany the arrival of a new school year.—Lindsay Persohn, Crystal Lake Elementary, Lakeland, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060501938
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 579,895
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.

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