First Day, Hooray! (Hardcover)

First Day, Hooray! By June Sobel, Nabila Adani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By June Sobel, Nabila Adani (Illustrator)
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A back-to-school picture book about the importance of acknowledging your feelings and using them as tools for navigating new experiences. Inspired by the way teachers talk about emotional literacy with young children, this is the ideal book for any kid facing a big milestone, from the author of the bestselling The Goodnight Train.

There's a lot to check off on the back-to-school list. Lunchbox? Check. Notebook? Paper? Glue stick? Check. Check. Check. But school supplies aren't the only thing we bring with us. We also bring along our FEELINGS!!

Follow along as a class of young children learns to identify and process the wide array of feelings they meet on the first day of school. Say "hello" to HAPPY, soothe ANGER, jump with EXCITED, and shout HOORAY when a fun day comes to an end.

Inspired by the way educators talk about emotions and build emotional literacy with young children, this rhyming picture book encourages readers to observe and name their feelings and use them to their advantage. First Day, Hooray! provides the tools needed for social emotional learning in and outside the classroom and is an ideal read for rising kindergarteners, to share leading up to and during the first days of school and anytime a child is facing a big change. Includes a back matter note from an educator to guide teachers and caregivers in encouraging emotional literacy with children.

About the Author

June Sobel is the talented author of the Goodnight Train books, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith; the Tow Truck Joe series, illustrated by Patrick Corrigan; B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC, illustrated by Melissa Iwai; and Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC, illustrated by Henry Cole. She lives in Westlake Village, California.

Nabila Adani lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and enjoys illustrating different cultures around the world. She originally studied industrial product design at Bandung Institute of Technology, earned her degree in 2013, and found her way into illustration later in life. She is the illustrator of Be a Bridge, Bedtime for Maziks, Not Now, Noor!, and other picture books.

Praise For…

A validating and comforting look at big emotions. — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063265783
ISBN-10: 0063265788
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English