Author(s): Adam Rex
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 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.
"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""
Adam Rex has written several books for young readers, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich "and "The True Meaning of Smekday. "His first day of school was at Lookout Mountain Elementary in Phoenix. He lives now with his wife and son in Tucson. Christian Robinson's award-winning books for young readers include "Josephine, " which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book as well as a Sibert Honor Book and "Harlem's Little Blackbird, "which was an NAACP Image Award nominee. His latest book "Last Stop on Market Street " earned four starred reviews and was on the "New York Times" bestseller list. This is his first book for Roaring Brook Press.