This heartfelt story is just right for all children getting ready for first grade and other big early steps!
On the first day of first grade, Sam is excited to share his news with the class. While some kids report losing a tooth or going to soccer camp, Sam tells the class that his elephant had a baby. "No way!" cry his classmates. "No one has an elephant." Will Sam be able to convince his classmates that he's telling the truth?
First graders and first graders to be will root for Sam, who is so excited to share his news that he can't sit still and nearly falls off his chair. First graders will relate, and their parents, caregivers, and teachers will smile in fond recognition.
The team that wrote and illustrated the I Can Read favorites The Best Chef in Second Grade and The Best Seat in Second Grade knows how to create a gentle, believable, sweet story that helps kids explore their emotions and reflect on their own experiences.
The Best Seat in First Grade is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.
Katharine Kenah's Family Favorite is her grandmother's grandmother's brownies. The recipe for these delicious, fudgy-rich treats has been passed down for generations. Besides these delightful easy readers about Room 75, Katharine has written The Dream Shop, Eggs Over Easy, and many exciting nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Granville, Ohio.
Abby Carter loves to bake—especially blueberry pie, her Family Favorite. When she's not making a racket in the kitchen, she stays busy illustrating many beautiful picture books and early readers. Abby lives with her family in Connecticut.