Chu's First Day of School

illus. by Adam Rex. HarperFestival. 2015. Board $7.99. ISBN 9780062371492.
Baby/Toddler—Chu, a little panda with a disproportionately big sneeze, is all set for his first day of school. Like most kids, he's more than a little nervous, especially when the other kids seem to have talents and interests that make them shine. But Chu quickly realizes he's just as special. Rex's quaint, old-fashioned-type paintings place exotic animals into sweetly domestic settings, adding a slight irony and pairing well with Gaiman's spare but fun text.

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