Author(s): Judy Sierra
This picture book about the first day of school, featuring a frog, a duck, a mouse, and a snail, combines a story in rhyme with colorful graphic rebuses, making it a fun book for parent and child to share in the reading. Children about to enter kindergarten or first grade who long to be able to read will get a sense of accomplishment by "reading" the little rebus pictures in the story. Judy Sierra, author of "Wild About Books," uses bouncy rhyme and rhythm as cues for the child to name the pictogram rebuses. Preschoolers will enjoy following the animals and their teacher, Tom Burkey (who is a turkey), through a happy first day of school.
JUDY SIERRA loved reading with rebuses as a very young child. Her acclaimed stories in rhyme include "Wild About Books," an E. B. White Read Aloud Award winner; "Born to Read"; and "The Sleepy Little Alphabet." Some of her other books that have tickled the funny bones of children are "Mind Your Manners, B. B.Wolf" and "Tell the Truth, B. B.Wolf."
LINDA DAVICK is a graphic Web site designer and innovative children's book illustrator. Her vibrant computer art has illustrated three popular early learning picture books, "10 Trick-or-Treaters," "10 Trim-the-Tree'ers," and "10 Easter Egg Hunters," all by Janet Schulman.