Peanut Butter’s First Day of School by Terry Border

Peanut Butter’s First Day of School by Terry Border. Penguin, 2018. ISBN 9781524784850

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Easy reader

What did you like about the book? Illustrated in staged photos of animated characters consisting of bread with peanut butter, a cupcake, an egg, and vegetable soup, this easy reader consists of food-related jokes to assuage the reader’s nervousness about going to school.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Is it weird to say that it lacks passion? We don’t know why Peanut Butter is nervous, and neither he nor any of his friends have much personality.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Offer this to readers and parents looking for a novel take on nervousness about a new school.

Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Easy readers

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: July 24, 2018

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