As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom?
Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together?
About the Author
Kate Berube is the author and illustrator of Hannah and Sugar, which was hailed as “a marvelous picture book debut with an achingly authentic story of fear conquered” in a starred review by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Charming, Plucky Picture Books That Ease Back-to-Class Jitters
"I'm not going" is a phrase parents dread this time of year, but a book as clever and friendly as this one may ease the situation. [...] loose-lined art [by Kate Berube] makes even scrunchy scowls seem delightful." -- New York Times