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School's First Day of School - by Adam Rex (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
School's First Day of School - by Adam Rex (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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Recipient of 7 starred reviews!

Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) gives the school just a hint of visual personification in his flattened, paint-and-collage artwork, as Rex (Moonday) deftly juggles well-placed jokes and keen insights into feeling comfortable in one's own skin--or bricks, as the case may be.--Publishers Weekly, starred

Using his signature, simple style, Robinson alternates scenes of the building and its interiors with shots that show the boisterously diverse kids' first day.A unique point of view makes this school book stand out.--Kirkus Reviews, starred

Sure to become a staple for first days of school everywhere.--Horn Book, starred

This charming reversal of first-day-of-school nerves will delight little ones
and help put their own anxieties at bay.--Booklist, starred

An essential purchase that is simultaneously funny, frank, and soothing. A perfect first day read-aloud.-- School Library Journal, starred

A delightful, perspective-tweaking back-to-school picture book.--Shelf Awareness, starred

Anthropomorphization of the whole building is a new and promising approach for school-shy youngsters, and it'll make the already school-positive want to give their beloved building a hug.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred

Dimensions (Overall): 11.6 Inches (H) x .5 Inches (W) x 9.4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: School & Education
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Format: Hardcover
Author: Adam Rex
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2020
TCIN: 50772539
UPC: 9781596439641
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-9830
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 9.3 inches width x 11.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.06 pounds
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3.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
33% would recommend
3 recommendations

Not well written. Don't recommend.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
- 2 years ago
I didn’t like the book. The school is gendered which confused my son everytime i said “he” he asked who? What he? The janitor is called “Janitor” instead of an actual name - people have names. My son was confused and asked for so many explanations, he learned nothing.
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Nice twist on the first day of school

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Kim S - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
An upside down look at the first day of school - from the school’s perspective. My 3 1/2 year old loved it. School is just as unsure about the children as some of the children are about school. School exhibits a range of emotion from insecurity about the children coming to guilt over a false fire alarm to amusement over a joke to happiness at discovering a school’s real purpose. Happy ending with school anticipating the children returning.
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1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Khali - 2 years ago
Not sure why the school needs to be gendered. Also, a lot of the school’s thoughts are rather snarky. There isn’t really anything learned or gained from reading the book. Will be returning.
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