My First Day

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don’t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing howtwenty twodifferent species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins’s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppinglythree-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of thetwenty twoanimals in the back. Fantastic!


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Informational text regarding the first day of various animals after they have been born. Students who have a love of animals would find this a good, interesting read. Great for animal life cycle units. Read full review

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My First Day is a good book to introduce a lesson on adaptation. Throughout the book Page goes through over twenty different animals and describes the first day of life for all the animals. All ... Read full review

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Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children. Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating children's books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.

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