First Day Friends by Pat BrigandiFirst Day Friends by Pat Brigandi

First Day Friends

byPat BrigandiIllustratorMaine Diaz

Hardcover | July 24, 2017

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The Dinosaur Pals series returns withFirst Day Friends, the story of five different dinos who meet on the first day of school and learn about feelings.

Dinosaurs are a year-round favorite for children of all ages, and the Dinosaur Pals series deliverslovable stories with bright illustrations, irresistible characters, and situationsall kids can relate to.

InFirst Day Friends,you will meet a new friendly fivesome ofcuddly creatures to fall in lovewith. You will get to know Kevin, the shy, newspinosaurusin town; Ty, a rambunctiousT-Rex; Kayla, a nature-lovingstegosaurus; Addy, a friendlyapatosaurus; and Max, a slow (but determined!)triceratops.

Together, these dinoslearn all about being themselves, and letting others be who they are, too. Withrelatable situations--like thefirst day of school in a new town--that sometimes bring out troubling emotions,First Day Friendsequips children with the tools tounderstand feelings,differences, and everything thatmakes us special.
Pat Brigandihas spent her career loving children's books. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.As soon asMaine Diazcould hold a pencil, she started drawing and never stopped. Maine lives in Argentina in a tiny green house where she spends time with her two cats, Chula and Lola.
Title:First Day FriendsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:24 pages, 9.5 × 9.25 × 0.38 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 9.25 × 0.38 inPublished:July 24, 2017Publisher:Walter Foster JrLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633223752

ISBN - 13:9781633223752

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kindergarten jitters Kids of all ages have a fascination with dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Pals Series is perfect for young readers as it delivers friendly, happy characters and familiar scenarios for the reader to enjoy. In "First Day Friends" the setting is the first day of Kindergarten. Mrs. Gronk the teacher prepares her students for a brand new arrival named Kevin. Kevin is delivered to the class by his dad who is disoriented and flustered because he got lost trying to find the school causing both he and his little boy to be late. Oh my! Kevin has first day jitters big time! He is shy and hesitant to enter into this unfamiliar and scary new environment. The kids in the kindergarten room sense his apprehension and anxiety and take it upon themselves to welcome Kevin with friendly smiles and TLC. They show him where to put his backpack, share activities with him and make him feel very special and part of the group. Mrs. Gronk takes his favourite book that he points out from the reading shelf and reads it to the whole class. A mishap occurs due to reckless running in the classroom (which is strictly prohibited by the way) and the whole class works together to clean up the mess enabling them to get on with their exciting show and tell time. Everyone takes a turn exhibiting what they brought in from home to share except Kevin who has nothing to contribute. Did the class ridicule him or make him feel bad? No way! One new friend suggests Kevin express his show and tell by telling them something. Kevin happily rises to the occasion and asks everyone to guess the answer to a riddle. The kids all cheer and laugh along with him making his new school, new friends, and first day at kindergarten a very successful one indeed! Hurray!!!!
Date published: 2017-08-17