july 4, 2017
A funny and slightly frazzled boy (whom you may remember from First Grade Dropout) flat-out refuses to move up to second grade in this hilarious tale of friendship, growing up, and moving on.
"This is a witty and fun story that will resonate with any child nervous about moving up a grade. Caregivers will find it particularly useful as a springboard to discuss school-related fears and anxieties with their children. Cordell’s colorful cartoon illustrations make the topic seem less scary, and will appeal to youngsters. VERDICT An excellent addition to library collections during the back-to-school season."--School Library Journal
"Cordell’s scraggly cartooning expertly channels the narrator’s nervousness (and Tyler’s sisters’ mischievousness), and although Vernick ends on an encouraging note, she keeps the anxiety-fueled jokes coming until nearly the last page."--Publishers Weekly
"A new look at an age-old fact: change is hard but maybe not as hard as what one might imagine."--Kirkus