Zepf, Máire

Don't Go to School!

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Tarsila Krüse. Benno the bear is excited and ready for his first day of school; his mother, however, feels very differently. She tries to convince him not to go, but Benno repeatedly provides reassurance to his mom, including hand kisses pocketed away for later (à la Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand). The mixed-media art highlights the story's humorous and endearing role reversal.


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