Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!

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Macmillan, Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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It's a child's first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he'll meet--the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon himself to comfort and reassure his mother that everything will be fine, she'll get used to him going to big-kid school, and yes, he is ready for the first day of kindergarten. Utterly charming in its simplicity, Yum playfully uses size and color to reveal emotions of this milestone beginning. Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

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I love the illustrations in this book! - LibraryThing
I really like the story and pictures. - LibraryThing
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I also liked that the writing was short and clear. - LibraryThing
Love the way the illustrations portray the feelings. - Goodreads
The illustrations of this book are simple and crude. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - ediekm1990 - LibraryThing

This is a clever picture book. This is a case where a Mom is nervous for her son's first day of Kindergarten and he is actually excited. As they get to school she becomes more confident and he gets a ... Read full review

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User Review  - vanessa.wallace - LibraryThing

This book has great descriptive illustrations that represent the boy as being very confident when he is drawn as bigger than everything else, and very small when he is unsure of himself, and the same ... Read full review



About the author (2012)

Hyewon Yum was a very nervous mother when her own son started kindergarten. She’s since realized that yes, he was ready for big-kid school. She is the creator of three previous picture books: Last Night, a Fiction Honorable Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and winner of the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration; There Are No Scary Wolves, winner of the Society of Illustrators’ Founder’s Award; and The Twins’ Blanket, a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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