First Grade Jitters

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First Grade Jitters

By Robert M. Quackenbush; Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator)

HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780060776329, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010


Here is the story of a young boy who is about to enter first grade and doesn't know quite what to expect. Will his friends be there? Will he have to know how to read and spell? What if he can't understand anything his teacher says? Looks like a case of first grade jitters!

Robert Quackenbush and Yan Nascimbene tell a reassuring story that is sure to chase away those jitters for any soon-to-be first grader.

About the Author
Quackenbush is a writer and illustrator. He has won the American Flag Institute Award.

Half-French, half-Italian, Yan Nascimbene shared his childhood between these two countries. After working as a photographer's assistant in a Paris fashion studio, Nascimbene studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis. Nascimbene's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, the New Yorker, Boston Globe, Toronto Life, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Hemispheres, etc. His commercial clients include Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, IBM, Apple, Macy's, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Bank of America, United Way, Estee Lauder, Manpower, and more. Nascimbene also illustrated Houghton'sHachiko by Pamela Turner and The Beautiful Christmas Tree by Charlotte Zolotow