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First Day Critter Jitters

By Mandie Caroll, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Hilarious, fun book to soothe first-day-of-school nerves.

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This funny, charming picture book capitalizes on each animal's hallmark attribute to reveal worries most young kids share about the first day of school. Kids will giggle and see themselves in the story as Sloth worries about being late to school ("I probably should have left yesterday"), Kangaroo longs for another year in mama's pouch, and Bunny fears that the need to hop, hop, hop will get them in trouble. The twist of the nervous teacher is a reassuring bonus, and the ending is as rewarding as it gets. With John's typical lively dialogue and Climo's expressive yet uncluttered illustrations, this book is especially great as a read-aloud. Perfect for families and classrooms, this is a standout in the back-to-school genre.

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