My First Day

My First Day

By Steve Jenkins; Robin Page

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547738512, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2013


The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing howtwenty twodifferent species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins's vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of thetwenty twoanimals in the back. Fantastic

About the Author
Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Robin Page has written and illustrated several picture books, including the 2003 Caldecott Honoree "What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?", which she created with her husband Steve Jenkins. Robin and Steve live in Boulder, Colorado.

Praise For My First Day

"Fun and very educational."—Booklist