Miss Mingo and the First Day of Schoolby Jamie Harper
If there’s an elephant in the classroom — along with an alligator, a koala, a centipede, an octopus, and who knows what else — it must be Miss/b>
"Young animal enthusiasts won’t soon forget these unique students or Miss Mingo’s enthusiastic celebration of their diversity." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
If there’s an elephant in the classroom — along with an alligator, a koala, a centipede, an octopus, and who knows what else — it must be Miss Mingo’s class on the fi rst day of school! Miss Mingo, a flashy flamingo, starts off the year by inviting all creatures big and small to share something special about themselves. Did you know that Cricket hears with his legs, Snake smells with his tongue, and Frog enjoys eating his own skin? Visit this multi-species classroom for a nonfi ction storybook filled with
Meet the Author
JAMIE HARPER is the author-illustrator of ME TOO! and DON'T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? Of MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, she says, "I like that this book is a blend of fiction and nonfiction, and that Miss Mingo is a funky, fun, contemporary teacher who just loves learning new things."
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My 4 year old daughter loves this story! We have reread MANY times. It gives cute information about various animals that my daughter really liked to learn about. Its an easy read aloud bedtime story that I enjoyed too.
Miss Mingo¿s class is in for a big surprise when they realize the funny flamingo they have for a teacher. It¿s the first day of school and Miss Mingo is excited to learn about the variety of students she has in her classroom. From a long-necked giraffe to a strong little ant and from a spinning web spider to a sleeping elephant, this class has quite the assortment. Not only do they look different, but all the animals have something special to share about themselves. This silly picture book is filled with fun facts about all the animals. Do you know how long a giraffe¿s tongue is? Or know how many teeth an alligator loses? How about this, do you know what a koala eats? Miss Mingo¿s first day of school introductions will fill you up on fun facts about this diverse group of animals. The illustrations in this book are rather silly too, but full of lots of movement and color. There is a lot of detail making the pages very busy and full of life. I would recommend this book to anybody who is nervous about their first day of school. Learn how meeting your classmates can be quite the adventure. This book is most appropriate for students in the early elementary grades. Both boys and girls will find this book to be fabulous and factual.