Cooler mornings, cicadas buzzing, apples ripening... Can shopping for school supplies be far behind? The evening before the first day means laying out your outfit, loading up your backpack, and filling a lunch box with your favorite things. When the alarm goes off, there’s Dad’s extra-special breakfast (and, of course, some picture-taking), then the feeling of bubbly excitement as you and your friends climb onto a bus, ready to see your new classroom and meet your teacher.
Joyful anticipation is in the air as a child observes cues that the first day of school is coming soon! Whether the reader is a child who is eager to return to school or a younger one trying to imagine what school is like, this upbeat and lyrical ode — the fourth in the And Then Comes series — holds sure appeal for returning students and first-timers alike.
"Lyrical prose softly paints a sensory picture of these days, as in, 'the breeze carries the scent of ripening apples, and tall sunflowers, full of seeds, begin to droop.' The family is relaxed and calm without any of the back-to-school rush typically associated with this time of year. A special first day outfit is picked out, pictures are taken, and with eager excitement, the main character sets out for school.... This is an ideal transition from one season to next, especially for children just beginning their school years." — Heidi Dechiefα, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jun 13, 2023|