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- Publication Date: July 12, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 9781419751912
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
A hilarious back-to-school story from the creator of CatStronauts, Drew Brockington
When a boy and his family move, he has to start all over at a new school—and gets plenty of first day jitters. The teachers will be different, he'll have to make new friends, and he won't even know where the bathroom is!
On the first day, he nervously gets on the bus, only to end up at Puppy School. Everything is strange and different—but at the end of the day, new friends prove that maybe starting at someplace new isn't so bad after all.
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews —
"Brockington also explores what first days at new schools have in common, whether the students are human or canine: feeling confused, out of place, and lonely until an overture of friendship is extended. . .A fabulous, funny take on the new-kid and first-day-of-school concepts, especially for animal lovers."
"Recently relocated kids will appreciate the support and humor here, and any kid will giggle at the final page."The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —
"A story that’s got all the markers of a classic anxiety dream becomes an amusing balm for hesitant school-goers in Brockington’s deftly comic picture book."Publishers Weekly —
"The ridiculous canine twist addresses familiar new-kid/first-day anxieties and insecurities with humor and understanding. The narrator’s remark that “everything about this school is strange and different” will resonate with anyone who’s been in a similarly disorienting situation."The Horn Book Magazine —
About the author
Drew Brockington is the creator of the CatStronauts series of graphic novels. His first picture book, Hangry, was published by Little, Brown in 2019. He lives with his family in Minneapolis.