llustrated by Daniel Jennewein

Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins)

Your buffalo is growing up. He plays with friends. He shares his toys. He's smart! But is he ready for kindergarten? (And is kindergarten ready for him?)

“This story’s simple lesson about individuality is cleverly expressed through Vernick’s gentle wit and Jennewein’s crayon-outlined kindergartners—most of all, the furry and ungainly reader surrogate with whom kids will readily relate." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)  

"Audrey Vernick’s witty, conversational text reads like a pep talk as she transfers typical first-day anxieties from child to buffalo with hilarious consequences … provides a welcome reprieve from the standard back-to-school, easing-the jitters books. Two hooves up." --Tampa Tribune  

"The breezy, clap-on-the-shoulder reassurance of the text is both bolstering and funny." --The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

"This buffalo leads the herd." --Kirkus Reviews  

Recommended by USA TODAY for the starting-school crowd. 

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