The first day of school can be lonely and scary, especially when you don't speak the same language as everyone else. Sumi only knows one phrase in English, "Hello, my name is Sumi." This doesn't seem nearly enough to prepare her for a big school with wide stairs, noisy children, and a mean classmate.
From the author of the Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Dear Juno comes this thoughtful picture book about a young Korean girl on her first day of school. Beautiful, expressive illustrations show how a considerate teacher and even a new friend help Sumi discover that school might not be so lonely after all.
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The first day of school can be frightening for any child, but when Sumi enters the noisy classroom full of children saying things that she doesn’t understand, she decides that maybe school is a lonely, mean, and scary place as well.| Read Full Review of Sumi's First Day of School Ever
Maybe school is not so lonely.") With a final underscoring of the theme, Sumi tells a new friend her name, and they walk hand-in-hand into the "not-so-lonely, not-so-scary, not-so-mean class together."| Read Full Review of Sumi's First Day of School Ever