Borden, Louise Off to First Grade, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008. PICTURE BOOK
Pre-K, EL (K-3) -ESSENTIAL
Using free-verse poems, Borden gives little snapshots of each child's or school staff member's experience on the first day of first grade-from leaving mom to wondering about the new teacher.
This is a fantastic first-day-of-school book; it clearly expresses all of the many feelings that kids, parents, and teachers initially have. The sweet pictures and appealing verse made me wish I had a first grader to enjoy it with me.
Kami, Children's Librarian