The Resource Sea monster's first day, by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Andy Rash

Sea monster's first day, by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Andy Rash

Label
Sea monster's first day
Title
Sea monster's first day
Statement of responsibility
by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Andy Rash
Title variation
Sea monsters first day
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young sea monster experiences his first day of school and, after a rocky start, he makes friends and has fun
Illustration
Review
  • Ernest, a goofy-looking green sea monster, wants to make friends at school, but he's too big for the jungle gym, is snubbed by private schools of fish ("It felt like everybody was already part of a group"), and gets teased by the largemouth (and smallmouth) bass: "Your mother's a brachiosaurus!" By heeding his mother's advice to use his imagination and maintaining a positive attitude, Ernest rides out the ups and downs of his first day. With ample aquatic puns and boisterous, mixed-media artwork, it's a splashy story about fitting in. Ages 4–8. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed May 23, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 21, p)
  • (The following is a combined review for SEA MONSTER&#39 and S FIRST DAY)Ernest discovers that making friends is sometimes the hardest part of starting school, but that with a little perseverance and imagination, things can turn around. Ernest the sea monster starts his school day with a positive attitude, setting out to make some new friends. But somehow, something always goes awry. Ernest's large size has a lot to do with it, and it isn't long before the other fish in the lake are making fun and shunning him. But the sea monster doesn't let that get him down—there's plenty to do at school. He reads, sings, takes a field trip, tastes some new plants and plays tug-of-war. After lunch, he tries again, this time introducing himself to some sturgeon, who immediately befriend him. And by following his mother's advice, his imagination allows him to use his large size to his advantage and make even more new friends. Without becoming preachy, Messner offers lots of great messages for children. While Rash's gouache-and-ink illustrations don't downplay Ernest's sad feelings, they also don't dwell on them. The cartoon sea monster exudes positivity, and the other species of fish have personalities all their own. Presents kids with some great advice and solid solutions to the most common first-day what-ifs. (Picture book. 4-7)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2011)
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10011904
Cataloging source
DLC
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Messner, Kate
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M5615
LC item number
Se 2011
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • 2
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Rash, Andy
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sea monsters
  • Fishes
  • First day of school
  • Schools
Target audience
primary
Label
Sea monster's first day, by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Andy Rash
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811875646
Lccn
2010008260
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607654711
  • (OCoLC)607654711
Label
Sea monster's first day, by Kate Messner ; illustrated by Andy Rash
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780811875646
Lccn
2010008260
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o607654711
  • (OCoLC)607654711

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