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Sunday, August 25, 2013

You're Wearing THAT to School - Lynn Plourde



Release Date - June 25, 2013

Lynn Plourde
Sue Cornelison
Hyperion/Disney

Book Review by Bob Walch

Penelope is doing her happy hippo dance because tomorrow is her first day of school. When she tells her best friend, Tiny, that she plans to wear her sparkle rainbow outfit, he responds, “You’re going to wear THAT?”

But then it gets even better. When Tiny sees the huge picnic lunch Penelope plans to take to school, he exclaims, “You’re going to eat THAT?”

After he convinces her to dress less flamboyantly and settle for just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Tiny thinks his friend is ready for the first day of school. But when he sees what Penelope plans to take with her for show-and-tell, Tiny shouts out, “You’re going to bring THAT?”

Of course, Penelope decides to ignore her friend’s advice and wears what she wants, packs a huge lunch, and takes her favorite stuffed toy with her to share with her new classmates.

Tiny is worried that his friend will have a terrible first day but, as you’ll see, that’s not quite what really happens.

You’ll find some “Tips for a Hippo Happy First Day of School” at the end of this humorous story. Share these ideas with your child after you’ve read this story and that first day in the classroom should be a smashing success.

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