By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 9, 2011
Starting school is a big job! Kick-off with some giggles with Kate Messner’s and Andy Rash’s Sea Monster’s First Day—an enthusiastic and encouraging picture book. We have one (1) copy to giveaway to one lucky reader! Giveaway begins August 11, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends September 8, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Book overview: Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school. But starting school is a big job! Fitting in when you’re a sea monster is tough enough, and there’s so much to learn and do—reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, lunchtime in the algae patch….This funny, charming twist on the worries and joys of starting school will reassure and delight the smallest children and the largest sea monsters alike.
About the author: Kate Messner is the author of the E. B. White Award-winning The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York.
About the illustrator: Andy Rash is the illustrator, and author, of several hilarious children’s books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
“Bold and lively cartoon artwork provides genuine enthusiasm and humor.” – School Library Journal
“With ample aquatic puns and boisterous, mixed-media artwork, it’s a splashy story about fitting in.” – Publisher’s Weekly
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Sponsored* by Chronicle Books.
Thanks for the giveaway, my kids would love this book
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My grandson does not start school for another year, but I think that this would be a great book to have. Of course, he will be the first of the family kids to start school and would be used in the future.
Hi Christine, It’s definitely a great back-to-school read. It’s never to early to prep for kindergarten 🙂
Thanks for tweeting Christine!
Very cool. Especially for back to school. My 2yr old will be starting preschool. Very exciting and scary. Thanks for reviewing. I hope my story will get a cool review one day.
You’re welcome. Congratulations on the publication of your own book.
This looks like a great book for my preschoolers!
please enter me thanks
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My little godson is 2 and preschool is on his horizon, this would be the perfect book for him I really hope I win this one for him!
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Congratulations to Sandra Hammond, the winner “Sea Monster’s First Day.” A copy of the book will be on its way to you very soon. Enjoy!