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Authors: Lily Hamilton and Barbara Myers
Illustrator: Brendan Sellaro
Publisher: Headline Books
Hardcover: 32 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Lily has her first day of school! What an adventure with so many new things to learn and new friends to meet. Lily was nervous at first but finds out that school is an exciting place after all.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
*I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review at BEA 2013*
Lily Hamilton and Barbara Myers tell a story of the events that happen on Lily’s first day of school, from riding the bus, meeting the teacher and finding her seat, to lunch time, music time, and an assembly on stranger danger.
This is an easy-to-read story and is great for beginning readers. It could also be a big help in preparing children for their first day of school. Brendan Sellaro does a great job with the illustrations; they are detailed and full of vibrant color.
My favorite part of this book is that Lily Hamilton is a very young author. Meeting her and her grandmother, Barbara, at BookExpo America this year was exciting. Seeing young children getting involved with books and writing is always inspirational.
I would recommend this book to preschoolers who are getting ready to head to kindergarten. It will be a good read-aloud story and a good opportunity for children to ask questions before the first day of school arrives.