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Beloved children’s book author-illustrator Katie Davis reassures young readers off to their first day of school with this upbeat tale about first day of school jitters. Dexter Dugan is starting kindergarten and his stuffed dog Rufus is terrified for him. Thankfully, third grader and older sister extraordinaire Jessie is there to patiently answer all of Dexter’s—er, Rufus’s—questions. Dex’s first day is filled with exciting new things like a delightful teacher and a lunchroom that looks like a restaurant! But when Dex loses Rufus during recess, will Jessie come to the rescue before the final bell rings? Katie Davis’s crayon-like illustrations and lighthearted tone will reassure any new student’s cornucopia of fears and boost their confidence in this humorous story about facing your fears . . . after all, kindergarten rocks!
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About the Author
KATIE DAVIS has written and illustrated seven books, including Who Hops?, a National Parenting Honor book, a Children's Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award winner. She lives in New York. Please visit her at www.katiedavis.com.