My First Day

illus. by Dan Taylor. 32p. Little Bee. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781499801118. LC 2014958645.
PreS—With bold colors and inviting illustrations, this simple tale of a little bear's first day of school is aimed straight at toddlers and preschoolers. From finding his coat hook to finding a friend, playtime to snacktime, to boo-boos on the playground, the story lays out the major events of the first day at preschool or daycare in bouncing rhyming couplets. Bright cartoonish illustrations feature adorable anthropomorphized animals, including bunnies, foxes, and an owl as the teacher.
VERDICT With its simple text, appealing illustrations, and straightforward concept, this is a solid addition to the first-day-of-school canon.

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