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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Luna isn't at all sure she wants to go to school. But when her parents assure her that she'll have a great time, she agrees to give it a try. An understanding teacher and a great group of kids make Luna glad she made the right decision. Written in English and Spanish. Ages 5+.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 11th 2005 by Children's Book Press
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Sonia Rodriguez
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Five year old Luna Lunita Lunera fears that she will meet monsters on her first day of school. Her adoring parents remind her that she is a big girl now, bigger than the moon, and that there is nothing to fear. She finds the courage she needs to get to school but decides that maybe school is not such a good idea after all. Again, her parents encourage her to find her big girl strength and take her to school. While there, Luna is still not convinced that there are no monsters at her school and hi ...more
Jan 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a charming bilingual story about a five-year-old girl who is terrified to leave her parents and go to school. The night before the first day of school, her mom reads her a bedtime story about "The School Monster." This results in a major problem. Now Luna envisions monsters hiding everywhere at school. As soon as her mother drops her off in her classroom, Luna hides under a table. Who will comfort her when the monsters appear?

No monsters appear; only the hands of her classmates begging h
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great option for kids who are nervous about starting school. The dual English/Spanish text could also be a great starting point for introducing kids to other languages! The illustrations are adorable, and I love how the little monster from the story Luna's mom read to her ends up following her around throughout her first day!
Jackson Stellfox
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bilingual- great text for diverse classrooms/ topics
Lunita does not want to go to her first day of school. Suppose there are monsters at school. Mommy’s hugs make Lunita feel better but Mommy can’t stay. The other children at school know just how to make things better.

Reader response / classroom connection:
1. Pair with a non-fiction text about the moon
2. Have the class create a story about their first day
Airiel Owens
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Luna is a five year old getting ready to go to school for the first time. She is absolutely convinced that there are monsters at school that are going to get her. She soon finds out school isn't as bad as she thought it would be. Great for the first day of school!
Emily Bernd
I really enjoyed this book adn the Spanish that it had with it. It would be a great book for ESL lessons as well as lessons teaching spanish or lessons about fear.
C Rain
A fun book about a girl reluctant to go to school. Written by a Salvadoran poet.
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