First Grade, Here I Come!
by D.J. Steinberg, illustrated by Tracy Bishop
Grosset & Dunlap, 2016
A collection of light and fun story rhymes about what happens in the first grade. From the first-day excitement of backpacks, desks and books, to visiting the library, to a great mishap on a field trip—that made it the greatest adventure ever! It also includes the very important experience of finding, losing and re-earning a BFF. Fun-time stories clear to the last day of school. The lightness and simplicity of the rhymes, stories and illustrations makes this a wonderful invitation to entering the first grade. I don’t usually review age-specific picture books, but I happened to pick this one up and found it fun. The author’s first book was targeted for starting kindergarten, worth looking at if you’ve got a young one starting school.