Sterling Children’s Books
August 2017 New Release
Don’t Go To School!
by Máire Zepf
illustrated by Tarsila Krüse
Benno is really excited about his first day of school. But there’s an unexpected problem: MOMMY!
What can a little bear do when he’s all ready for his first day of school — but his mother isn’t? “DON’T GO TO SCHOOL!” she wails. “STAY HERE WITH ME!” Mommy sulks, she’s shy, she even throws a tantrum.
Benno needs to convince Mom that everything will be okay. Luckily, the bright little bear comes up with an ingenious idea to help her adjust — one that many parents will recognize.
DON’T GO TO SCHOOL! will reassure and delight children nervous about their first day of school. Kids will love the laugh-out loud twist on a familiar theme while parents feeling a little teary-eyed to see their babies grow up and away will empathize with Mom.
The first day of school can be scary, for both children and parents, and Don’t Go To School addresses this in a light and humorous way that I really enjoyed. This is the perfect book for preparing the little one in your life for his or her first day of school.
The book is just the right length, and easy-to-read. My son, who is heading into grade 2 next month, is able to read Don’t Go To School with very little help from me. The pictures are fun, and we both love how Benno is the calm and level-headed character, and Mom is a complete and total mess! I think most of us parents can relate to this as I’m sure I am not the only one who openly cried when sending the boys off on their first day of school.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:
Author Máire Zepf’s debut children’s novel, the time-travelling thriller Tubaiste Ar An Titanic (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 2012), was short-listed for Gradam Réics Carló, the Irish-language children’s book of the year award. Don’t Go to School! is her first picture book. She lives in County Down in Ireland.
Tarsila Krüse is a Dublin-based illustrator whose work is character focused and influenced by everyday relationships with a whimsical and heartwarming touch. Her art has been featured in magazines, advertising, posters, exhibitions and fanzines.
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Don’t Go To School! is available to purchase wherever Sterling Children’s books are sold starting on August 1, 2017. Suggested Retail Price is $14.95 US/$16.95 CAN.
Sterling Children’s Books wants to help prepare your little one for the first day of school!
The Prize: One (1) reader will win Don’t Go To School ($14.95 US/$16.95 CAN).
There will be ONE (1) Winner
Eligibility: Canada and USA
End Date: August 18, 2017
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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.
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