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  - SatinaJensen - LibraryThing

Story of a boy heading off to kindergarten, it shows how the mom is nervous and the boy supports her, then it shows the boy being nervous and the mom supporting him, then switches again. Read full review

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User Review  - CarrieHardesty - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this picture book. My favorite part of the book was the illustrations because they added so much to the story. For example, in the beginning of the story when the mother was worried ... 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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