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Title:
A big day for Migs!
Author:
Hodgkinson, Jo, author, illustrator.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
[Minneapolis, MN] : Andersen Press USA, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Summary:
Migs' first day of school gets off to a rough start, but he overcomes his shyness to ask for help from his new classmates and makes the day special for everyone.
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Andersen Press Ltd."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 380 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.1 0.5 165936.
ISBN:
9781467750141
Format :
Book

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It's a big day for Migs--he is starting school! He is looking forward to it, but he is also feeling a bit apprehensive, until he finds the perfect thing to help him overcome his shyness . . .


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Booklist Review

It's the first day of school, and Migs is worried about the new experience. His shyness holds him back from making new friends, until he discovers some dress-up clothes in the classroom. After donning a new outfit that makes him feel like Mighty Migs the superhero, the little mouse is unstoppable with his new confidence. His boldness has him running around the room, upsetting a puppet show, a toy train set, and his classmates. When his flying cape topples a jar of water onto bunny Rokko's painting, disaster strikes. Migs attempts to fix the sodden mess to no avail. He feels bad and comes up with an idea to make things right again with the help of Miss Doodle and the other youngsters, which delights Rokko and satisfies everyone. Sweet animals; joyful, clear colors in the edge-to-edge illustrations; and endpapers that introduce the various characters help make up for slips in the rhyme scheme (names/explains, clear/idea, map/back). Children entering school will be captivated by the charming camaraderie exhibited in this preschool classroom.--Owen, Maryann Copyright 2010 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-On his first day of school, a shy mouse named Migs summons his courage by dressing up as a superhero (Mighty Migs) and racing around the room, ruining a puppet show, flinging a stuffed bear, and breaking a train set. He also accidentally destroys a classmate's painting and, despite his best efforts, realizes that some things cannot be repaired. While he feels guilty about upsetting Rokko and hides in a box, Migs eventually unites his class in a mission to bring Rokko's art to life. The charming, quirky animals are evocative of Richard Scarry's characters and Marc Brown's Arthur and friends. Delightful endpapers introduce each character participating in a fun school activity, and the bright colors and array of printed clothing create a lively, vibrant mood throughout. The rhyming couplets clearly and cleverly relate the familiar predicament of overcoming the first-day jitters, even though some word pairs don't exactly share the same ending sounds ("map/back" and "Mum/fun"). There are opportunities for incorporating this title into storytimes and lessons around classroom and social behaviors and working with others.-Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.