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
The illustrations of this book are simple and crude. - LibraryThing
The graphics in this story help tell the story. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - ShelbyBurton - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book because it used the illustration to convey meaning and created believable characters. The first thing you notice about the pages of this book is the use of color. There is a large ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eva Kelly - Goodreads

I really liked the paintings in this one. And I like the way the mom was little at the beginning and then bigger at the end. It's like SHE was the baby! But I wanted to know what kindergarten is like and you know what? It sounds just like daycare. So I don't know. 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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