An endearing picture book about six young children on their first day at school - delightfully illustrated by Kim Gamble. A story book for parents to read with young children about to begin school, or for older children to read when they are remembering their first days at school.
On the first day of school...
Alex hopes she will make a friend,
Salma wants to learn to write NOW,
Stephen is a little bit scared,
and Penny is as wriggly as a tadpole.
Khalil is the best at tying shoelaces,
and Jun just wants to count...10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ZERO!
But what is the little dog, Josh, up to?
A sunny story for little ones starting out and for anyone remembering their early days at school.
Margaret Wild is the author of many award-winning picture books, including Old Pig (shortlisted in the 1996 CBC Picture Book of the Year awards), All the Better to See You With!, Let the Celebrations Begin, Our Granny, My Dearest Dinosaur and The Very Best of Friends (1990 CBC Picture Book of the Year).
Kim Gamble is one of Australia's leading illustrators for children. He makes many school visits to work with children and his books include Come the Terrible Tiger, You Can Draw Anything, You Can Do Great Lettering, and Anna Fienberg's Tashi stories.