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First Day Critter Jitters

It's almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can't seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she'll want to hop around instead of sitting still.

When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they're in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It's their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through their jitters.

First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo.

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"Wryly and endearingly depicted in text and simplified art, each critter has a solid reason to be trepidatious.... Delivered in hand-lettered speech balloons, the animals’ pithy reactions reflect each species’ proclivities while deftly zeroing in on common childhood anxieties. John inserts an unforeseen foible into the mix (the armadillo teacher is equally nervous) before bringing the story to a reassuring and rewarding close." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Jory John
Illustrator Liz Climo
ISBN 0735228558
Publication Date Jul 7, 2020
Publisher Dial Books
Language English