★ "A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A daring dose of humor, metafiction, and pardonable pandering to nonreaders and librarians alike." - Kirkus
"Rife with labyrinthine plotting, swoonworthy romance, and endless intrigue.... A thrilling ride and dazzling denouement."—Kirkus
You know those most-embarrassing moments, the stories that still make your face turn hot when you remember them years later? Well, Audrey Vernick has written a terrific and funny picture book text about one of those moments. (You thought I was going to say Audrey HAD one of those moments, didn't you? Fooled you!)
FIRST-GRADE DROPOUT's main character has just done something unimaginably embarrassing, one that can't possibly be survived unless he just doesn't go back to school. So that's just what he plans to do. Fortunately for him, he's got some great friends who will keep him company.
The editor acquiring this text is Jennifer Greene of Clarion Books, who is also fabulous person-behind-the-scenes on Audrey's BROTHERS AT BAT, WATER BALLOON, and the forthcoming EDGAR'S SECOND WORD. Huzzah for Jennifer and Audrey!