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First Day at Zoo School

First Day at Zoo School
Sarah Dillard By (author)
Tamara Ryan Narrator
Sarah Dillard Illustrated by
9781585368907
Product ID:  11671
$18.99
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2014/08/01
Sleeping Bear Press

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9.0 X 9.0 in
40 pg


JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education


Description

It's the first day of Zoo School and outgoing Amanda the Panda is ready. She's excited and can't wait to go! But for anxious Alfred the Alligator, the first day fills him with dread. Why does he have to go? Isn't he smart enough already? When Amanda gets to school and sees that everyone seems to have a best friend, she decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her. But what does it mean to be a best friend? Does it mean enjoying the same things or feeling the same way? Amanda doesn't notice that Alfred doesn't like sitting at the front of the classroom. And she doesn't notice that Alfred is miserable when she picks him to play Tag. In fact, Amanda doesn't notice much about Alfred at all. She's too busy enjoying everything all around her. And it's up to Alfred to point out to her how he is feeling. A thoughtful story that explores what it means to be a best friend.

Author Bio

Author and illustrator Sarah Dillard grew up in Harvard, Massachusetts. She studied Art and English Literature at Wheaton College and Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives on a mountain in Waitsfield, Vermont, with her best friends: her husband and their chocolate lab.


Author and illustrator Sarah Dillard grew up in Harvard, Massachusetts. She studied Art and English Literature at Wheaton College and Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives on a mountain in Waitsfield, Vermont, with her best friends: her husband and their chocolate lab.