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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