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Sea Monster's First Day

Kate Messner, Andy Rash (Illustrator)


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Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school. But starting school is a big job! Fitting in when you're a sea monster is tough enough, and there's so much to learn and do—reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, lunchtime in the algae patch....This funny, charming twist on the worries and joys of starting school will reassure and delight the smallest children and the largest sea monsters alike.

Praise For Sea Monster's First Day

"With ample aquatic puns and boisterous, mixed-media artwork, it's a splashy story about fitting in." - Publishers Weekly

"Bold and lively cartoon artwork provides genuine enthusiasm and humor" - School Library Journal

Chronicle Books, 9780811875646, 36pp.

Publication Date: June 22, 2011

About the Author

Kate Messner is the author of the E. B. White Award-winning The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. She lives in Plattsburgh, New York.

Andy Rash is the illustrator, and author, of several hilarious children's books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.