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Sumi's First Day of School Ever (edition 2003)

by Joung Un Kim, Soyung Pak

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Title:Sumi's First Day of School Ever
Authors:Joung Un Kim
Other authors:Soyung Pak
Info:Viking Juvenile (2003), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:5th-6th Grade Readers, 3rd-4th Grade Readers, Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Picture Books
Tags:First Time, New Student

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Sumi's First Day of School Ever by Joung Un Kim



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The protagonist is scared to face her first day of school, although there are slip ups she finds it that school isn't so bad after all.
  ameliahenandez | May 19, 2017 |
When Sumi moves to an English speaking country, only knowing how to say hello and her name, the first day of school is terrifying. After making a new friend, and having a kind teacher, Sumi realizes school isn't so scary after all. ( )
  amchaney94 | Feb 17, 2017 |
In this picture book, you are taken into the life of a young adopted Korean girl starting her first day in an American school. She does not quite understand the language other children are being taught. She has been treated badly on her first day of school and becomes discouraged. As you read this book, you are able to understand how difficult it is for one to go to school in a different country. I would read this book to a group of kindergarteners and first graders because I feel as though they may have adopted children in their class. ( )
  mbabst | Apr 19, 2015 |
The Korean girl thinks school is a lonely, scary,and mean place at first day of school. But after finding friendship with her teacher and other classmate, her thought changed to school is not lonely, scary and mean place.
Source ; Pierce College Library
  Hamidfaezeh | Feb 22, 2014 |
This book could also be bibliotherapy, A story of Sumi who goes to her first day of school. She is scared. Throughout the day she meets many nice people including a new friend and teacher and has a good time. Her mother taught her how to introduce herself and she did great!
Age: 3-5
Source: Pierce College Library
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 6, 2014 |
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The first day of school can be lonely and scary, especially when you don't speak the same language as everyone else. Sumi only knows one phrase in English, "Hello, my name is Sumi." This doesn't seem nearly enough to prepare her for a big school with wide stairs, noisy children, and a mean classmate.

From the author of the Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Dear Juno comes this thoughtful picture book about a young Korean girl on her first day of school. Beautiful, expressive illustrations show how a considerate teacher and even a new friend help Sumi discover that school might not be so lonely after all.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:48 -0400)

By the time Sumi finishes her first day of school, she decides that school is not as lonely, scary, or mean as she had thought.

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