Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum

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It's a child's first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he'll meet--the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon himself to comfort and reassure his mother that everything will be fine, she'll get used to him going to big-kid school, and yes, he is ready for the first day of kindergarten. Utterly charming in its simplicity, Yum playfully uses size and color to reveal emotions of this milestone beginning. Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
 

About Hyewon Yum

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Hyewon Yum is the critically acclaimed author of several previous picture books. Of The Twins' Blanket, Publishers Weekly said in a starred review that "Yum's third picture book shows the author/illustrator thoroughly at home with the picture book form." She studied painting and printmaking at Seoul National University in South Korea. She received her master of fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and presently lives in Brooklyn, New York. hyewonyum.com
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 36 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Yum, known for using text and artwork to explore emotions (There Are No Scary Wolves, 2010, etc.), looks at the first day of school from two points of view—that of a little boy who is more than ready and a nervous mother not quite prepared to let him go.

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Yum, known for using text and artwork to explore emotions (There Are No Scary Wolves, 2010, etc.), looks at the first day of school from two points of view--that of a little boy who is more than ready and a nervous mother not quite prepared to let him go.

Jun 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Mom, It's My First Day of Kin...

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Anxieties can make anyone feel small and blue, and that’s exactly how Yum (The Twins’ Blanket) portrays a worried mother whose son is readying for his first day of kindergarten.

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Examiner

Whether your child is moving up to a new grade or experiencing school for the first time this book will give children a sense of what it's like to be starting kindergarten.

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Project MUSE

It's the first day of kindergarten, and our narrator's mother is anxious ("What if you don't have time to finish your sandwich at lunch?

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The Horn Book

“Mom, wake up!” In the art, a young boy looms large, while his mom appears small and kind of blue (as in “sad,” though she’s also pale blue from head to toe).

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