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A Big Day for Migs
Contributor(s): Hodgkinson, Jo

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ISBN: 146775014X     ISBN-13: 9781467750141
Publisher: Andersen Pr USA
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2014

Annotation: Migs' first day of school gets off to a rough start, but he overcomes his shyness to ask for help from his new classmates and makes the day special for everyone.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
First day of school; Fiction.
Bashfulness; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2014002718
Lexile Measure: 380
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.75" H x 11.50" W x 0.50" (0.95 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 165936
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Spring)
On the first day of school, shy mouse Migs accidentally ruins Rokko's painting when he dons a dress-up cape--"I'm Mighty Migs and I declare / That I'm as strong as any bear!" Teamwork ensues when poodle Miss Doodle and her other animal students help Migs neatly rectify the mishap. Lively, welcoming color illustrations strengthen the occasionally strained rhyming text.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 July)

PreS-Gr 1—On his first day of school, a shy mouse named Migs summons his courage by dressing up as a superhero (Mighty Migs) and racing around the room, ruining a puppet show, flinging a stuffed bear, and breaking a train set. He also accidentally destroys a classmate's painting and, despite his best efforts, realizes that some things cannot be repaired. While he feels guilty about upsetting Rokko and hides in a box, Migs eventually unites his class in a mission to bring Rokko's art to life. The charming, quirky animals are evocative of Richard Scarry's characters and Marc Brown's Arthur and friends. Delightful endpapers introduce each character participating in a fun school activity, and the bright colors and array of printed clothing create a lively, vibrant mood throughout. The rhyming couplets clearly and cleverly relate the familiar predicament of overcoming the first-day jitters, even though some word pairs don't exactly share the same ending sounds ("map/back" and "Mum/fun"). There are opportunities for incorporating this title into storytimes and lessons around classroom and social behaviors and working with others.—Whitney LeBlanc, Staten Island Academy, NY

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