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Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! (edition 2012)

by Hyewon Yum

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Title:Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!
Authors:Hyewon Yum
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Picture Books
Rating:*****
Tags:School, First Day

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Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten! by Hyewon Yum

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Story of a boy heading off to kindergarten, it shows how the mom is nervous and the boy supports her, then it shows the boy being nervous and the mom supporting him, then switches again. ( )
  SatinaJensen | Aug 11, 2016 |
This picture book tells the story of a mother and son both being nervous about different aspects of the first day of kindergarten. The illustrator uses color and size of the character to convey the emotions of nervousness. The book does a great job of showing that the first day of kindergarten is nerve wracking for parent and child alike.
The way the author uses color and relative size is very powerful in this book. The size of the character relates to how they are feeling on each page.
  SteveKorin | Jul 13, 2016 |
The them of this book is the first day of school, and the worries that come with it! I think this book is great to read on the first day of school because it allows teachers to acknowledge worries that students may be feeling and providing a response to unasked questions. The pictures in the book are really unique and almost like a child did them, I loved that touch to the book.
  michelleripley | Mar 12, 2016 |
First day at a big kids school. The child is worried about the big day but not for his own sake, but for his mother.
  angoneal | Dec 6, 2015 |
This book shows that the big step into school can be a challenge for both the student and the parent. The illustrations help to communicate the mood of the characters.
  AimeeV | Nov 19, 2015 |
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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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:56 -0400)

A five-year-old boy, ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school," must calm his very worried mother.

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