From award-winning author Tony Johnston and David Walker comes the perfect book for first time First Graders!
"I'm zooming off to first grade now.
I need about five friends
to play good games like hide-and-sneak
Tony Johnston's playful stanzas meet with David Walker's joyful art to create a remarkable foray into first grade--with all its peaks and valleys. There's reading and counting, sure, but also show-and-tell, singing, crafts, and of course, recess!
Watch out everyone, 'cause first grade, here I come!
In this upbeat story, a ginger-haired boy eagerly imagines all that awaits him in first grade: wowing the teacher with his counting skills, playing with his friends, and more. Johnston's verses are a mixed bag, exuding an almost stream-of-consciousness energy and playfulness, but sometimes grasping to satisfy their rhymes ("We'll be space guys in fat suits,/ so bold and brave and big./ Our mascot will be brave and pink./ Oh, he will be a pig"). Walker's first-graders are sweet and lively throughout (at one point, the narrator surprises his teacher by bringing his boa constrictor, Huggy Boy, in for show-and-tell), and nervous students may still take inspiration from the boy's over-the-moon enthusiasm. Ages 5 7.
Cute but doesn't really have anything to do with first grade specifically. More just general going to school. My preschooler liked it better.