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Billy is excited to be starting at a new school, but he feels funny inside, too. What if he gets lost, can't learn to tie his new shoes, or doesn't make any friends? He wonders if he's like the little sparrow in the yard that can't quite fly by itself yet. Then one morning, the bird is ready to go into the big world -- and so is Billy!Laurence Anholt's text gently ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Albert Whitman & Company (first published 1997)
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Gaby
Jan 21, 2014 Gaby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this story. Billy is starting school and the book deals with a number of fears he has about the big event. It wasn't too specific about school but talked about making friends and being shown around which could relate to almost any school environment. A nice way to start a chat with kids about their concerns about school and what they would like the teacher to show them.
Garrett Ellis
A great book to read to those students who are nervous or not sure about going to school! It may help calm them down ! It is about a young boy who learns to become comfortable after e realized there is nothing to be afraid of !
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Catherine Anholt and her husband Laurence Anholt are a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books – including the Chimp and Zee series – have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Catherine grew up in the Cotswolds as one of a family of eight. After ...more
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