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Title:
Vera's first day of school
Author:
Rosenberry, Vera.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holt, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Summary:
Vera cannot wait for the day when she starts school, but the first day does not go exactly as she has anticipated.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 47525.
ISBN:
9780805059366
Format :
Book

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Summary

Tomorrow was Vera's first day of school. She was big at last. Vera has looked forward to her first day of school for as long as she can remember. Finally the day arrives, and Vera is bursting with excitement. But when she sees the older children in the playground, she suddenly gets frightened and stays behind. Before she knows it, the bell has rung and the giant green doors of the school have closed. Now Vera is late. What will she do? The first day of school can be both thrilling and scary. With charm and gentle humor, Vera Rosenberry explores all the different feelings associated with this important milestone.


Author Notes

Vera Rosenberry is the author and illustrator of When Vera Was Sick which was praised as "a lovely book" in The New York Times . A former resident of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ms. Rosenberry now lives in Cambridge, England with her husband.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. The author/illustrator of When Vera Was Sick (1998) creates another book based on her childhood experiences. Vera gets ready for the first day of school and leaves with her older sisters. But when she arrives and sees so many children, she feels nervous and shy. Not knowing what to say or do, she loses herself in watching a caterpillar. When the school doors close, Vera finds herself alone, gets confused, runs home, and hides under her bed. Mother eventually discovers her, and Vera is able to make a fresh start. Rosenberry's gouache illustrations focus on important details, such as a red dress waiting on the chair next to Vera's bed and the school supplies inside her backpack. But in every detail of this book, from Vera's trepidation and the name tags visible on her desk and cubbyhole to her first smiling exchange with a potential friend, Rosenberry's Vera epitomizes Everychild on the first day of school. The multicultural classroom is as natural as can be, and Vera, in her bright red dress, shines like the special child she is. A winning exploration of a universal experience. --Kathy Broderick


Publisher's Weekly Review

"Vera's eager anticipation of starting school drains away at the intimidating sight of all the new kids. But the day turns out better than it begins in this reassuring companion to When Vera Was Sick," noted PW. Ages 4-7. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K Vera is so eager with anticipation for her first day of school that she wakes up early enough to watch the sunrise. After putting on her new dress and checking her book bag for supplies, she wakes up her sleepy older sisters. The three girls cut across their grouchy neighbors' property on their walk to school and the Baileys threaten to call the police. Then, Vera is left on the playground after the bell rings and the school doors slam shut. She walks home by herself and tiptoes up to her room, unbeknownst to her mother who is bathing the baby. Happily, Vera's first day ends successfully after Mother discovers her under the bed and walks her back to the classroom. Rosenberry accurately portrays a child's mixed feelings thrilling yet scary on her first day in school. Brightly colored gouache illustrations fill the pages with expressive, spirited youngsters and appealing images. Reassuring fare for the beginning of the school year. Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.