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First grade jitters
2010
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In Quackenbush's story about a nervous would-be first-grader, first published in 1982, Aidan doesn't want to admit that his crankiness has anything to do with the upcoming school year. But when he wonders whether his kindergarten friends will be there, or what his new teacher will be like, he gets scared. After his friends bring news about what to expect, Aidan gradually discovers that he's more eager than afraid. Quackenbush's story holds up well and is made all the more fresh by Nascimbene's paintings (Aidan wears Chuck Taylors and a spiky haircut), which capture his shift from anxiety to excitement about the coming changes. Ages 5–7. (July)

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A small boy wonders what first grade will be like, but is not sure that he wants to find out. - (Baker & Taylor)

A young boy, anxiously anticipating his first day in the first grade, is reassured by finding his kindergarten friends and an understanding teacher when he arrives at school. 40,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to school (and their parents!), this engaging story convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a first-grade classroom. Time to shake those jitters!

Here is the story of a young boy who is about to enter first grade and doesn't know quite what to expect. Will his friends be there? Will he have to know how to read and spell? What if he can't understand anything his teacher says?

Looks like a case of first grade jitters!

Robert Quackenbush and Yan Nascimbene tell a reassuring story that is sure to chase away those jitters for any soon-to-be first grader.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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Here is the story of a young boy who is about to enter first grade and doesn't know quite what to expect. Will his friends be there? Will he have to know how to read and spell? What if he can't understand anything his teacher says? Looks like a case of first grade jitters!

Robert Quackenbush and Yan Nascimbene tell a reassuring story that is sure to chase away those jitters for any soon-to-be first grader.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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