First Day at Zoo School

Sarah Dillard (author), Sarah Dillard (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537698

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Description

It's the first day of Zoo School and outgoing Amanda the Panda is ready. She's excited and can't wait to go! But for anxious Alfred the Alligator, the first day fills him with dread. Why does he have to go? Isn't he smart enough already? When Amanda gets to school and sees that everyone seems to have a best friend, she decides that Alfred would be the perfect best friend for her. But what does it mean to be a best friend? Does it mean enjoying the same things or feeling the same way? Amanda doesn't notice that Alfred doesn't like sitting at the front of the classroom. And she doesn't notice that Alfred is miserable when she picks him to play Tag. In fact, Amanda doesn't notice much about Alfred at all. She's too busy enjoying everything all around her. And it's up to Alfred to point out to her how he is feeling. A thoughtful story that explores what it means to be a best friend.

Reading Level
Lexile
420L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
L
ATOS
1.7
DRA
24
Categories
Genre
Character Education Friendship Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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