32 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.4 in
July 1, 2003
Margaret K. McElderry Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0689839138
ISBN - 13: 9780689839139
About the Book
With great affection and humor, author Harris and illustrator Ormerod, creators of the award-winning picture book "Goodbye Mousie, " tell the captivating story of a child who decides that skipping the very first day of school is a very good idea. Full color.
From the Publisher
"I closed my eyes and held on tight to Hank. That's when I decided that going to the very first day of school was NOT a good idea."
When a child gets ready for the first day of school, it feels very exciting. But doing something new for the first time can also feel somewhat scary.
With great affection and humor, Robie H. Harris and Jan Ormerod, creators of the award-winning picture book Goodbye Mousie, tell the captivating story of a child who decides that skipping the very first day of school is a very good idea.
But with help from his favorite stuffed animal, Hank, and his parents, he discovers that going to the very first day of school can be fun and exciting -- and once you have done something new, it's not quite so new and scary anymore.
About the Author
Jan Ormerod was born in Australia on September 23, 1946. She attended art school and studied drawing, painting and sculpture. After completing her degree, she become an Associate of the Western Australian Institute of Technology and Design in Art Education, taught in secondary schools on enrichment programs for talented students, and lectured in a teacher's college and in art schools. Her first picture book, Sunshine, was published in 1981, won the Mother Goose Award, and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year. She wrote and illustrated more than 50 books in her lifetime including Miss Mouse's Day, Lizzie Nonsense, Rhymes around the Day, Father Christmas and the Donkey, Ben Goes Swimming, Emily Dances, A Twist in the Tail, and Ponko and the South Pole. She also illustrated Sky Dancer by Jack Bushnell. She died after a long illness on January 23, 2013 at the age of 67.