He's sure those shoes just won't fit his feet and if he doesn't put them on maybe he won't have to go to school. Everyone wants Little Cliff to go to school but he would much rather stay home where everything is familiar and friendly and fun. His cars and his washtub are friends he does not want to leave behind but Miss Pearl says go and so go he will even though he first tries to hide under the house. She finds him, drags him out and dusts him off and then it's the long, hard walk to the schoolhouse. But as they arrive, much to Little Cliff's amazement and delight, his friends are there in the schoolyard calling out to him and ready to play. No one ever told LIttle Cliff school could be fun. This is a class first day of school book for a first grader having to face the newness and the unknown all for the first time. E.B. Lewis works his magic with the faces and the expressions and you can almost read the book just by watching the expressions ebb and flow as fear and reluctance turn into joy and possibility.
32 pages Ages 5-8