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First Day Critter Jitters

Author Jory John
Illustrated by Liz Climo
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Hardcover
$17.99 US
9.81"W x 9.81"H x 0.43"D   | 17 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Jul 07, 2020 | 40 Pages | 9780735228559
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile AD550L | Fountas & Pinnell O
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First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo

It's almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can't seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she'll want to hop around instead of sitting still. When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they're in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It's their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through their jitters. School isn't so scary after all.
"[A] spry animal tale, commingling comedy and counsel while showcasing a passel of creatures braving the first day of school. Wryly and endearingly depicted in text and simplified art . . . Delivered in hand-lettered speech balloons, the animals’ pithy reactions reflect each species’ proclivities while deftly zeroing in on common childhood anxieties." —Publishers Weekly
JORY JOHN is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's previous collaboration with Lane Smith was the national bestselling picture book, Penguin Problems, an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection. Jory's work also includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the national bestseller All my friends are dead, and the recent picture books I Will Chomp You!Quit Calling Me a Monster! and The Bad Seed, among many other books for both children and adults. He lives and works in Oregon. Find out more at joryjohn.com. View titles by Jory John

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First-day-of-school jitters have never been funnier or more reassuring than in this picture book by the New York Times bestselling author Jory John and critically acclaimed illustrator Liz Climo

It's almost the first day of school, and the animals are nervous. Sloth worries about getting there on time, snake can't seem to get his backpack fastened onto his body, and bunny is afraid she'll want to hop around instead of sitting still. When they all arrive at their classroom, though, they're in for a surprise: Somebody else is nervous too. It's their teacher, the armadillo! He has rolled in as a ball, and it takes him a while to relax and unfurl. But by the next day, the animals have all figured out how to help one another through their jitters. School isn't so scary after all.

Praise

"[A] spry animal tale, commingling comedy and counsel while showcasing a passel of creatures braving the first day of school. Wryly and endearingly depicted in text and simplified art . . . Delivered in hand-lettered speech balloons, the animals’ pithy reactions reflect each species’ proclivities while deftly zeroing in on common childhood anxieties." —Publishers Weekly

Author

JORY JOHN is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's previous collaboration with Lane Smith was the national bestselling picture book, Penguin Problems, an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection. Jory's work also includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the national bestseller All my friends are dead, and the recent picture books I Will Chomp You!Quit Calling Me a Monster! and The Bad Seed, among many other books for both children and adults. He lives and works in Oregon. Find out more at joryjohn.com. View titles by Jory John

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First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John - Official Trailer

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