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School's first day of school /

by Rex, Adam [author.]; Robinson, Christian [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29cm.ISBN: 9781596439641 (hardback).Subject(s): First day of school -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | School buildings -- Fiction | Buildings -- FictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: "It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A New York Times bestselling author (The True Meaning of Smekday) and illustrator (Last Stop on Market Street) team bring you a fresh look at the first day of school, this time from the school's perspective.It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?The school has a rough start, but as the day goes on, he soon recovers when he sees that he's not the only one going through first-day jitters.

"A Neal Porter book."

"It's the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone's just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Weve had many books about kids getting ready for the first day of school, but now we have another perspective: the schools itself. The title page shows the finishing touches being added to a brand-new building. By the time the story starts, Frederick Douglass Elementary is ready, its door a smile, waiting for the first day. It quickly makes friends with Janitor but is worried about meeting the students (Janitor says: Dont worry -- youll like the children. But the school thought that Janitor was probably wrong about that). Turns out, Janitor is right about many things. As the day goes on, the school learns to appreciate the kids and hopes Janitor will invite them back. Rexs droll telling is fun to read aloud, especially when the school is talking. Adults, who will no doubt be reading this over and over, will appreciate little jokes. At three oclock, the parents came to pick up the children. At three-thirty Janitor came to pick up the school. Robinsons naively styled paintings are the perfect complement to a warm, welcoming story. This diverse group of children is all circles: round heads, black-dot eyes, curly or bowl-shaped hairstyles. Even when they are acting silly (milk shooting out of a boys nose, for instance), they are likable and engaging, with each child depicted as a friendly-looking individual. Sure to become a staple for first days of school everywhere. robin smith (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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