for It's My School by Sally Grindley and Margaret Chamberlain
Her brother, Tom, will look after her, Alice’s father tells her the night before school. But Tom is not happy to have his little sister accompany him and does not want to have anything to do with her when she runs excitedly to him in the playground at lunchtime. However, Tom shows he can be the protective big brother (and even gives her a kiss) when another boy has Al ice’s teddy bear. Lively, colorful illustrations (double-spread and full-page) foreground characters and their emotions and imply a sense of continuous motion as the children walk, run, and interact with each other . Author won the 2004 Gold Nestlé Children’s Book Prize. hc
Originally published by Bloomsbury Great Britain, in 2005.
On her first day of kindergarten, Alice isn't really that nervous at all. It's her brother, Tom, who is upset -- in fact, he's downright mad! It's his school, and why should he have to share it with his annoying little sister?
For any family dealing with first day nerves, this bright and reassuring picture book will help ease the transition into school -- both for new students and their older siblings.