My First Day

My First Day

by Steve Jenkins, Robin Page


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The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don’t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing how twenty two different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins’s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of the twenty two animals in the back. Fantastic!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547738512
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 473,192
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. They have collaborated on many works, including the 2004 Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?. Visit Steve Jenkins’s website at

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Fun and very educational."

"[A] handsome examination of child-rearing across the animal kingdom."
Publishers Weekly

"Jenkins and Page's simple text effectively highlights the differing degrees of independence of a variety of species' young."
Horn Book

"Jenkins and Page find yet another inviting way to connect young human readers and listeners to creatures who share their world . . . Appealing to a wide age range, this is another crowd pleaser."

"The striking depictions of mother and child set against full-bleed colored backgrounds or clean white space should make for many return readings."
School Library Journal, starred review

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