Little Cliff's great-grandmother, Mama Pearl, and his great-grandfather, Poppa Joe, are so excited for him to start first grade. But Little Cliff doesn't want to go to school, especially if it means leaving behind his toys, his home, and his family. When the first day of school comes, Mama Pearl walks Little Cliff to the schoolhouse. As they draw nearer, Little Cliff hears laughter and looks up to see that all of his friends are there. Hmm, maybe school will be fun. . . .
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"With expert, warmly sympathetic realism, Lewis captures Little Cliff's hangdog face and body language to perfection; young children having their own qualms about school will readily identify with this reluctant scholar." -Kirkus Reviews