The First Day of School (Robin Hill School Ready-to-Read Series)

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It's almost the first day of first grade, and Michael can't wait. That is, until he discovers that his puppy, Cookie, can't join him. But when he learns that bringing Cookie means she wouldn't be just his anymore, he decides it's better if she stays home.

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Overview

It's almost the first day of first grade, and Michael can't wait. That is, until he discovers that his puppy, Cookie, can't join him. But when he learns that bringing Cookie means she wouldn't be just his anymore, he decides it's better if she stays home.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Michael and his dog do everything together, from playing catch to taking baths. Naturally, Michael just assumes Cookie will accompany him throughout his first day at Robin Hill School, but his mother tells him otherwise. Michael is crushed until his sympathetic teacher comments, "If Cookie came to school- she would belong to everyone." Michael, unsure that he wants to share his pup, sends the animal home with his mother. And that is where she is when he gets home, waiting to greet her special owner. This beginning reader has short sentences, picture clues, and ample white space. But more than that, it tells a real story to which children will relate. The cartoon illustrations show the boy's sadness and joy quite well, and young children will take delight in reading this easy story on their own.-Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689869143
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 6/21/2005
  • Series: Robin Hill School Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 342,154
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 0.10 (h) x 8.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Gordon illustrates the Robin Hill series and has an extensive and varied background in illustration and design. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.

Margaret McNamara is the author of the Robin Hill School series, and she gets many ideas from her daughter’s own school experiences. She lives in New York City.

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