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First Day Jitters (Paperback) by Julia Danneberg

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About the Book



Everyone knows the jumble of feelings as the first day of school approaches -- especially if it's the first day at a new school. Children and adults delight in the surprise ending!



Book Synopsis



Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending.

Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. FIRST DAY JITTERS is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has ever anticipated a first day of school.



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Every child who has moved to a new school or is simply reluctant to start a school year can identify with this wittily drawn and suspensefully told story. From the moment she awakens on the fateful day to the moment she steps into the classroom, Sarah Hartwell imagines the worst. Love's ink-and-watercolor illustrations add humor to Sarah's fears, which range from bratty kids to a police search when she doesn't show up. Mr. Hartwell's reassurances don't seem to be much help. The pictures mirror the jangled nerves and outsize expectations (the double-page spread of a looming, prisonlike school is priceless) everyone faces when they are new, all of which leads to a nifty surprise ending that is a delight. Funny and insightful.--Booklist

First Day Jitters which was written by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love, makes a great companion book to Wemberly Worried. In the opening pages, we meet a certain Sarah Jane Hartwell, who's in the midst of her own first-day-of-school-related panic attack. Sarah Jane is buried under her covers so far that you can't even see her face. In fact, you have no idea what she looks like until the very last page of the whimsical book, which suddenly delivers a sly and funny twist...--Newsweek



About The Author



As a kid, when Julie Danneberg daydreamed or played at being grown-up, she never imagined herself as a writer. Instead she dreamed of being a famous girl reporter, a secret agent, and a teacher.

Julie Danneberg is the author of several books for children, including FIRST DAY JITTERS, FIRST YEAR LETTERS, LAST DAY BLUES, COWBOY SLIM, and FAMILY REMINDERS. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Dimensions (Overall): 9.7 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .1 Inches (D)
Weight: .3 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc
Format: Paperback
Author: Julia Danneberg
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 11340547
UPC: 9781580890618
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2556
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

A children's book should NOT use the word "hate"

2 out of 5 stars
Mommyof2 - 4 years ago
I bought this online for my daughter who is nervous about starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Luckily, I read books ahead of time before introducing them to my kids. While this book has a lot of potential when read during normal circumstances (e.g., before or after the current pandemic), I just can not get past the fact that the word "hate" is used multiple times. I have taught my child to not use that word, and she is just learning how to read so it is not easy to just simply re-phrase the word. Not sure why a children's book should ever have to use such language. For this reason, alone, I returned the book.
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Awesome book

5 out of 5 stars
Rr - 4 years ago
This book is awesome! It shows children that adults get anxious too when having to do new things
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Amazing Book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
K Teacher - 7 years ago
This book is great for any future teachers or students that are nervous for a new class or school. Great read with fun pictures!! We all have had similar feelings as Miss Sarah Jane Hartwell!
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