Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!

Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!


By (author) Hyewon Yum

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  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 257mm x 259mm x 10mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0374350043
  • ISBN 13: 9780374350048
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 353,200

Product description

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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Author information

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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"This sweet, endearing book provides an extraordinary opportunity for parents and children to share their mutual fears and reassure one another as the big day approaches. Fantastic."--"School Library Journal"."..a charming, sensitive and fresh-feeling antidote for this fraught time."--"The Wall Street Journal""Yum's ("Last Night", rev. 1/09; "The Twins' Blanket", rev. 9/11) breezy illustrations are spot on, the mom's baby-boy-blue tint aptly reflecting the story's small-child anxiety."--Horn Book, starred"Yum has perfectly captured the emotional ups and downs of both parent and child in a visually expressive work that will shore up adults as they send their children off on that momentous day."--"Kirkus", starred"[an] inventively styled, deeply empathic book."--"Publishers Weekly", starred