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School time! Everyone heads out the door, even little Bitty, who follows herbig brothers and sisters to school. In class, Bitty stays busy with math, reading, and snack time. But when Mama comes for her, the youngest student finds that she is most happy to return home.
This story about a curious young mouse's first visit to school was published nearly two decades ago. Now featuring text and larger illustrations in Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully's signature ink-and-watercolor style, this read-aloud edition will capture the hearts of a new generation of picture-book readers.
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Emily Arnold McCully has illustrated more than a hundred books for children, including her own First Snow and Arnold Adoff's Black Is Brown Is Tan. She won the Caldecott Medal for her book Mirette On the High Wire.From Booklist:
PreS-K. Originally published as a wordless picture book in 1987, this version features text and enlarged illustrations. The story follows a lovable young mouse that sneaks out of the house, undetected by her mother, and joins her older siblings at school, where she raises her hand in math class, listens to stories, and naps until her mother arrives (alerted by the teacher) and retrieves her. The welcome addition of short phrases ("School time!" "Everyone is busy") certainly makes this an easier title to share aloud with groups than the wordless original is. But the strength is still the expressive, appealing artwork, which shows, with minimal lines and body language, young Bitty the mouse's yearning and excitement, the vivid fall colors, and the snug schoolroom, full of activity. A good choice to share with preschoolers who long to march off to elementary school with their older siblings. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Condition: New. Emily Arnold McCully (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0066238579
Book Description HarperCollins, 2005. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0066238579