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First Grade Stinks! Library Binding – Jan. 1 2019
A relatable, funny back-to-school tale for rising first graders and young children facing new experiences.
★ "Rodman handles the turmoil of school transitions with realism and humor. A good jumping-off book for discussions about differences and change." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
It's the first day of school, and Hayley is excited. Things are different now. She's a first grader! Hayley quickly finds out that first grade is different from kindergarten, but in all the wrong ways. The classroom isn't as bright and colorful. Ms. Gray doesn't seem to smile as much as her kindergarten teacher did, and there isn't enough time to play outside. Finally, Hayley has had enough. "First grade stinks!" she shouts. And fortunately, her compassionate teacher completely understands.
Young readers will immediately empathize with Hayley as she struggles--amid unmet expectations, new experiences, and disappointment--to find enthusiasm for the new school year.
Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Battle of the Books (Grades K-2) ―Alaska Association of School Librarians
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
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"Perfect as a read-aloud...a spot-on depiction of teachers helping kids through rough patches." ―School Library Journal
"Rodman handles the turmoil of school transitions with realism and humor. A good jumping-off book for discussions about differences and change." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
"Rodman's witty take on the harsh realities of first grade, as perceived by those in the trenches, will tickle readers' funny bones.... For young readers approaching this or any other significant transition with trepidation, Rodman's humorous tale serves as a gentle reminder to search for the silver lining." ―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Beth Spiegel has edited award-winning documentary programs for television and directed animated films that have received several international awards. She lives in California.
- Publisher : Turtleback (Jan. 1 2019)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1663629757
- ISBN-13 : 978-1663629753
- Item weight : 788 g
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However, she loved the graphics…:)