Núñez, Alonso

No! I Won't Go to School

(4) K-3 Translated by Dave Morrison. Illustrated by Bruna Assis Brasil. A boy walks readers through his concerns about his first day of school: "Now I'm in the belly / of this monstrous bus. / The driver's a zombie / who won't talk to us." The story follows the expected school-isn't-so-bad path, and the rhymes (translated from the Spanish) drop the odd beat, but elevating the affair is the surrealism-tinged art reflecting the kid's imagination.


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