First Day of School

Who’s ready for the first day of school? Cub is ready! He’s feeling confident… until he sees the bigger kids on the bus. Then he see’s the really big building. Cub doesn’t feel as sure of himself as he did before, then he sees Squirrel is afraid too. Together they face the challenge and find out that their classroom is ‘just right’.

so big

written and illustrated by                       Mike Wohnoutka                         Bloomsbury, 2019


There are so many things to love about this book, the message, the artwork, the simplicity, but one of my favorite things is the dedication page. Mike Wohnoutka dedicated this book to “Dave Chase and Traci Haymans, two wonderful teachers, whose influence and inspiration have been SO BIG!” As a former teacher myself, I love to hear about how teachers have fostered success in their students. And I’m sure first time students are going to be ‘influenced and inspired’ by Mike’s work. So here’s to the first day of school…whether it’s preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school… wishing you all a school year that’s ‘just right’!

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