First Grade Jitters (Hardcover)

By Robert Quackenbush, Yan Nascimbene (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060776329, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2010

List Price: 16.99*
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Perfect for nervous/excited kids about to go to school (and their parents!), this engaging story convinces parents and children alike that there is no place cooler than a first-grade classroom. Time to shake those jitters!

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

Robert Quackenbush began drawing and painting when he was a boy in Phoenix, Arizona, and has never stopped. He is the author and illustrator of nearly two hundred children's books. Painter, teacher, and illustrator, Robert is the winner of numerous children's book awards, as well as a nominee for an Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery. Robert resides in New York City with his wife, Margery; their son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of his books.

Yan Nascimbene has more than fifty books to his credit and has illustrated more than three hundred book covers. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States, France, Japan, England, Switzerland, and Italy. Yan is the recipient of many awards, including one gold and two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York. He and Joan Parazette, a painter and ceramist, share their life in the south of France and California.