Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma

Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma


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In the tradition of School’s First Day of School, debut author Keith Calabrese and Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Medina share a sweet, universal story about a clever little girl whose shoes are nervous about the first day of school.

Today is a big day! Today, Lena starts kindergarten. She is very excited. But there’s just one problem...

Lena’s shoes are nervous.

Lena doesn’t want to miss out on her first day of school, but she can’t go without her favorite shoes! How can she convince them to be brave?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534408944
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 304,031
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Keith Calabrese lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, and a dog who thinks he’s a mountain goat. Lena’s Shoes Are Nervous is his first children’s book.

Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, and came to the US to study at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She now lives in Washington, DC, where she teaches at the Corcoran College of Art. Visit her at JuanaMedina.com.

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Lena's Shoes Are Nervous: A First-Day-of-School Dilemma 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NVCrittenden 5 months ago
Going to Kindergarten is a really big step, especially for Lena’s shoes. A sweet story about being brave and trying new things. Lena’s bright green flower headband is the protagonist we never knew we needed. Very cute!
JessicaOliveros More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable picture book with such clever, funny dialogue. It's Lena's first day of kindergarten, and her shoes are nervous! As Lena discusses the dilemma of her shoes with her dad, they think of ways to help them. In the end, Lena...that is, her SHOES feel brave enough to go. The illustrations are appealing and sweet. Of all the first-day-of-school books I've read, I think this one hits the heart of kids' emotions best.