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Sea Monster's First Day

Sea Monster's First Day

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Sea Monster's First Day

ratings:
3.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
24 pages
3 minutes
Released:
Jun 24, 2011
ISBN:
9781452108667
Format:
Book

Description

Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school. But starting school is a big job! Fitting in when you're a sea monster is tough enough, and there's so much to learn and do—reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, lunchtime in the algae patch.... This funny, charming twist on the worries and joys of starting school will reassure and delight the smallest children and the largest sea monsters alike.
Released:
Jun 24, 2011
ISBN:
9781452108667
Format:
Book

About the author

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books, easy readers, chapter books, nonfiction, and novels. A former teacher, Kate lives in upstate New York with her family and is trying to summit all 46 Adirondack High Peaks in between book deadlines.


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  • (4/5)
    Even sea monsters have first-day jitters. Fun twist on a familiar story.
  • (4/5)
    This book was a very good story about how one might go about attending there first day of school through the eyes of a sea monster named Ernest. He, just like everyone who starts school for the first time, must have some trials and tribulations during his first day. Some people treat him poorly for silly reasons, but eventually he finds a group of fish who like him and they become friends. At the end of the day he is happy and had a great day of school.
  • (4/5)
    There comes a time in every Sea Monsters life when he must go away from home to learn all about the world and attend school. For Ernest it’s his very first time ever going to school and he’s filled with feelings of excitement and trepidation, but with the urgings of his mother he’s off and ready to do his best. Doing as his mother taught him he introduces himself to everyone he meets, but quickly learns that it sometimes takes a bit of time to find just the right friends. With a little bit of time and creativity Ernest is off to great adventures, wonderful friendships and of course, lots of learning.Sea Monster’s First Day by Kate Messner was an adorable picture book. Not only was it educational and encouraging, but it was perfect for my son who is going to be starting school in the next couple of months. As this poor sea monster searches for new friends I could see the Turkeybird searching with him and hoping he’d quickly find them. Ernest is polite and always introduces himself, something that the my son is often weary of doing and so it was wonderful to be able to share with him the positive outcome of being outgoing.Along the way you are able to see how Kate Messner incorporates little tidbits of knowledge through witty dialogue and situations that children can relate to. Oftenthe learning situations are found within a joke from one of the characters such as this… “We hit it off right away. They said they were sturgeon, the biggest fish in the lake.” – Ernest “Well, we used to be anyway…” – his new friend. (Sea Monster’s First Day by Kate Messner, p. 27)The way in which this new information is writing into the dialogue creates a memorable learning experience as well as a fun opportunity for discussion.An absolute delight to read, Sea Monster’s First Day by Kate Messner with whimsical illustrations by Andy Rash, is the perfect book for a young child getting ready to start school. Quell fears of loneliness and help teach kiddos to be persistent & polite in their quest to find more friends and the perfect place to fit in. Ernest the Sea Monster has a kind heart and a powerful imagination that kids everywhere will relate to instantly and parents will be excited to read aloud.My original review was posted at There's A Book.