My First Day

My First Day

Book - 2013
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"What animals do on day one" -- Cover.
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547738512
Branch Call Number: J 591.3 JENKI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Page, Robin 1957-


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IndyPL_JennyM May 04, 2019

As with all of Steve Jenkins books, this is an excellent non-fiction book for young children. In this story, he uses the common thread of each animal's first day born to ask, "what makes us similar?/what makes us different?" The final spread includes more in-depth information about each animal.

ChristchurchLib Mar 26, 2013

From well-known animals like emperor penguins and Siberian tigers to species you may never have heard of (such as megapodes or sifakas), this latest from the duo that created the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? explores the first 24 hours of 22 different species. Many baby animals, like cats, are helpless when newborn, but others - such as wildebeests and wood ducks - are remarkably capable from the start. Written simply and illustrated with Jenkins' signature cut-paper collages, My First Day is sure to fascinate young animal lovers.

March 2013 Picture books newsletter.

McIndoo Feb 03, 2013

It's a great book that outlines in very simple language and illustratrions what various animals are able to do on their first day of life, from the polar bear to the exotic tapir, blue wildebeest and kiwi. The last few pages contain more detailed information on each of the animals.


Good one on one or for 1st grade and up ST. JH


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