Dad's First Day

illus. by Mike Wohnoutka. 32p. Bloomsbury. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9781619634732.
PreS-Gr 1—Oliver and his dad had a fun summer—playing, singing, and reading together. When it comes time for school, Oliver is ready, but his dad grows nervous as the big day nears. As Oliver's dad complains his stomach hurts, hides from his son as they prepare to leave, and drives slowly to school, Oliver is the one reassuring his dad. This familiar story will hit home with kids and parents alike who have experienced first day of school jitters. As Oliver's dad proclaims, "I'm not ready for school!" The colorful gouache illustrations will elicit giggles from young readers as they imagine their parents behaving like Oliver's dad.
VERDICT A charming addition to the popular first day of school section.

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