My First Day by Robin Page

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The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don’t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing how twenty two different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins’s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of the twenty two animals in the back. Fantastic!


About Robin Page

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Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children’s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.
Published January 8, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Jenkins and Page find yet another inviting way to connect young human readers and listeners to creatures who share their world, presenting 22 baby animals that describe their very first day of life.

Dec 25 2012 | Read Full Review of My First Day

Publishers Weekly

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There are many books about animal babies, but Jenkins and Page, whose 2003 collaboration What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

Nov 05 2012 | Read Full Review of My First Day

City Book Review

“On my first day, I spend hours kicking my way out of my egg.

Jan 18 2013 | Read Full Review of My First Day

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).

Aug 29 2012 | Read Full Review of My First Day

The Horn Book

“What did you do on your first day — the day you were born?

Jan 30 2013 | Read Full Review of My First Day

Pank Magazine

Technically speaking, I have seen everything on Fictionaut’s pages: I’ve seen literary fiction, I’ve seen poetry and flash fiction and disconnected paragraphs.

Mar 07 2010 | Read Full Review of My First Day

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