"Timothy's enthusiasm for starting school is dimmed by seatmate Claude's expertise and know-it-all attitude. . . . Children will easily relate to this tale in which humor and realism effectively mesh."--Booklist, starred review. Full color.
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Wearing his brand-new, mom-made sunsuit, Timothy is all set for the first day of school. It looks like nothing can spoil this exciting moment... until perfect Claude shows up in his jacket and tie.
"Hello!" said Timothy.It's all downhill from here. Claude has all the right clothes, answers every question correctly, and never has to eat lunch alone. Timothy is just about ready to give up trying when he meets Violet, who is suffering from a similar case of imperfection. Her problem is perfect Grace, who sings, dances, and counts up to a thousand. Soon Timothy and Violet are falling over with the giggles, and those first-day blues are fading fast.
"Nobody wears a sunsuit on the first day of school," said Claude.
Every school has a Claude or two, and less-than-perfect kids will be absolutely thrilled to read about Timothy's triumph over his initial insecurities. Rosemary Wells, author-illustrator of scads of award-winning books (Bunny Cakes and Emily's First 100 Days of School), has provided all-new illustrations for this edition of her classic. The expressions on Timothy's face, as he goes from innocent hopefulness to bewilderment to crushed dismay--and finally to hiccup-y joy--are true perfection. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Rosemary Wells is the author of 120 books for children, including more than 40 about the beloved bunnies Max and Ruby. She travels all over the country as a tireless advocate for literacy. Wells was born in New Jersey to a playwright father and ballet dancer mother who encouraged her artistic bent. She worked as an art director and designer before illustrating her first book. She is the mother of two grown daughters, Victoria and Marguerite, and grandmother to four girls.
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Book Description Puffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0140547150
Book Description Puffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140547150