Sea Monster’s First Day

Written By Kate Messner; Illustrated by Andy Rash

This is a cute book about getting through your first day of school, if you are a young sea monster and the school you are going to is a school of fish. Sea Monster deals with not fitting in, getting made fun of, not being able to do everything right, and more. He responds to all of these things with great poise, and by the end of the day Sea Monster has learned to that his uniqueness can also help him to get along and make friends. The illustrations are fun, colorful, and cartoonish. The message is obvious. This would be a good choice to read to a child getting ready to go to school for the first time.

Review by Josh Whiting, GSD Library Media / Ed. Tech. Dept.
Rating: 3 Stars
Interest Level: Grades Pre-K-1

Kate Messner – Official Website
Andy Rash – Official Website

Sea Monster’s First Day
Written By Kate Messner; Illustrated by Andy Rash
Chronicle Books
36 pages
Release Date: June 22, 2011
ISBN: 9780811875646 (hardcover)

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11 thoughts on “Sea Monster’s First Day”

  1. I’ve got one of these to give away, too. I will do one drawing based on the comments on all the elementary school books that I get in the next 48 hours. So comment here or somewhere for your chance to win.

  2. Cute idea and could probably be read more than just at the first of the year. Would love to have this at our school for when new kids move in and are having a hard time.

  3. Thank you for this great review. This book sounds like it could really help making the adjustment of going to school and feeling good about yourself. I would love to have a copy to share with students here at our school.

  4. What? A Sea Monster responding to trouble at school with great poise? Are you sure he didn’t just eat everyone? I would have to read it to believe it…

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