First Day by Dandi Daley Mackall

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The first day of school means new shoes, fresh crayons, and a fancy lunch box. It also means leaving Mom and Dad behind, a notion that's likely to rattle even the most eager new student--and this little girl is no exception. Her classroom seems overwhelming, and the older kids are awfully big. But she soon realizes that a friendly teacher and some new pals can help even the most reticent student move past the jitters and into the fun!
Perfect for any child starting school, Dandi Daley Mackall's simple rhyming text and Tiphanie Beeke's cheerful illustrations will reassure children--and parents--who are nervous about a first day.

About Dandi Daley Mackall

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DANDI DALEY MACKALLis the author of more than three hundred books for adults and children, including the popular Winnie the Horse Gentler series.She lives in Ohio.TIPHANIE BEEKEhas illustrated many books for children, includingBook! Book! Book!by Deborah Bruss. She lives in Strasbourg, France.
Published August 1, 2003 by Silver Whistle. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Creating illustrations with paintings on butternut wood, its delicate grain providing texture and its artfully roughened edges a weathered, rustic look, the artists use jewel-bright blues and rich earth tones to depict the shepherds following the star and the baby they find in the stable.

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Though at times Mackall's text incorporates vocabulary or phrases that seem to break with the mindset of a first-time schoolgoer (the text wisely does not specify whether this is preschool or kindergarten), the emotions explored here are authentic.

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