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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User Review  - songshu - LibraryThing

It's the first day of kindergarten, is everyone ready? This humorous and beautifully illustrated book conveys the feelings of both the child and the mother on the first day of kindergarten. The illustrations are beautiful and add emotional depth to the story. Read full review

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User Review  - mackenzie27 - LibraryThing

Is a great story about mom being nervous about her child's first day of kindergarten. She is more worried than her child and he has to calm her down and tell her it will be okay. I love this role ... Read full review

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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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