Little Cliff's First Day of School by Clifton L. Taulbert

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Tomorrow is the first day of school and everyone is getting ready for Little Cliff's big day. But Little Cliff doesn't want to go to school, especially if it means leaving behind toys, home, and family. To him, school is all about "work, work, work" and being "quiet, quiet, quiet." Good thing Mama Pearl will make sure he gets to school on time. Sensitive and gently humorous, this irresistible story of first-day jitters proves that, though sometimes scary, growing up can also be fun, fun, fun!

Clifton L. Taulbert and E. B. Lewis collaborated previously on Little Cliff and the Porch People, which Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, described as "brimming with an appreciation for familiar, homespun pleasures."
 

About Clifton L. Taulbert

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Clifton is the author of Eight Habits of the Heart. E.B. Lewis's watercolor paintings appear in BIG BOY and many other picture books. The recipient of a Coretta Scott King Honor for Illustration, he lives in Folsom, New Jersey.
 
Published July 1, 2001 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The first day of first grade looms, and Little Cliff has sadly lined up his toys to bid goodbye: " ‘I can't play with y'all no more.

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In the time-honored ""Stone Soup"" tradition, Uncle Abe Brown offers fresh nutmeg when he hears what's cooking in Mama Pearl's ""magic skillet,"" Mr. Boot-Nanny provides some vanilla from New Orleans and Cousin Savannah insists on giving him a small jar of ""fresh grease."" When Cliff finally ret...

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The team behind Little Cliff and the Porch People and Little Cliff s First Day of School pair up for a third time in Little Cliff and the Cold Place by Clifton L.

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The charmer first met in Little Cliff and the Porch People, set in the 1950s South, returns to face a new school year in Little Cliff's First Day of School by Clifton L.

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"The charmer first met in Little Cliff and the Porch People returns to face a new school year," wrote PW. "Thou

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