Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School (Hardcover)
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An acclaimed author and a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator team up to bring us a funny, warm, and utterly winning chapter book that follows, day by day, the first hundred days in one first grader's classroom.
In just one hundred days, Harry will learn how to overcome first-day jitters, what a "family circle" is, why guinea pigs aren't scary after all, what a silent "e" is about, how to count to 100 in tons of different ways, and much more. He'll make great friends, celebrate lots of holidays, and learn how to use his words. In other words, he will become an expert first grader.
Made up of one hundred short chapters and accompanied by tons of energetic illustrations from bestselling illustrator of The Good Egg and The Bad Seed, this is a chapter book all first graders will relate to--one that captures all the joys and sorrows of the first hundred days of school.
"Funny, original, and completely captivating." --R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder
About the Author
EMILY JENKINS has written many acclaimed books for children, including three chapter books about the toys: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. Her picture books include the Sydney Taylor Award-winning All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah, which received four starred reviews; A Greyhound, a Groundhog, which received five starred reviews; Toys Meet Snow, recipient of four starred reviews; Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; and two Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Books. Visit her at emilyjenkins.com or follow her on Twitter at @elockhart.
PETE OSWALD is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Good Egg, as well as The Bad Seed, which was an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year and an indie favorite. He has worked as a character designer, a concept artist, and an art director on many popular films, including Madagascar 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Angry Birds. This is his first chapter book.
Praise for the Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School:
"Funny, authentic, and insightful.” —The Horn Book, starred review
"[A] realistic, comical, heartwarming journey." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Infused with the author’s characteristic, multileveled tongue-in-cheek humor and even some satiric tweaks.” —Booklist, starred review
“Endearing from the get-go.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This appealing chapter book is a terrific addition to any 100-day narrative collection. It is perfectly tailored for a read-aloud and is bound to be a favorite.” —School Library Journal
Praise for the Toys trilogy:
"This charming book makes ideal bedtime reading." —The Wall Street Journal
“A sure hit for reading aloud and a classic in the making.” —The San Francisco Chronicle
"Jenkins deftly penetrates the natural anxieties of childhood—the phobias, the insecurities, the self-doubts—without playing them down." —The New York Times Book Review