Miss Mingo and the First Day of School by Jamie Harper

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On sharing day in Miss Mingo's multispecies class, we learn that Cricket
hears with his legs, Snake smells with his tongue, and Frog enjoys eating his own skin in this nonfiction storybook filled to the gills with laughter —
and learning.

If there's an elephant in the classroom — along with an alligator, a koala, a centipede, an octopus, and who knows what else — it must be Miss Mingo's class on the first day of school! Miss Mingo, herself a flashy flamingo, is eager to start off the year by inviting all creatures great and small to share something special about themselves. From the enormous Hippo to the teeny Ant, each member of her class is certainly unique. Do you have any idea how long Giraffe's tongue is? Or how much water Pelican's pouch can hold? Visit Miss Mingo's classroom for just one day and meet a delightfully diverse group of students — and discover a world
full of wonderful facts!

About Jamie Harper

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JAMIE HARPER is the author-illustrator of ME TOO! and DON'T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? Of MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, she says, "I like that this book is a blend of fiction and nonfiction, and that Miss Mingo is a funky, fun, contemporary teacher who just loves learning new things."
Published July 11, 2006 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In Miss Mingo’s classroom, the first day is all about getting to know what makes each student unique.

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A class field trip up High Hill to a weather observatory at the top offers ample opportunities for Harper to share intriguing tidbits of information about animals and weather in this third picture book about Miss Mingo the flamingo and her students.

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Notations help the child learn facts about the animals, facts shared in the "ice breaker" in Miss Mingo's class.

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