Sea monster Ernest is starting his first day of school. But starting school is a big job! Fitting in when you’re a sea monster is tough enough, and there’s so much to learn and do—reading, singing, playing hide-and-seek with the fishermen, lunchtime in the algae patch….This funny, charming twist on the worries and joys of starting school will reassure and delight the smallest children and the largest sea monsters alike.
My Comments: I read this book to my class of second graders a couple of weeks into the school year and we enjoyed it very much. The children interacted with the story. They felt appropriately sorry for monster when he didn’t fit in. Half my class is new and they could relate to this issue. The words and story were very appropriate for children in grades K-2 or 3. The illustrations were wonderful and very helpful to the text. I hope this book gets leveled in Accelerated Reader. It would be great for most of my readers!
Thank you Chronicle Books for publishing this book!