New sneakers, a new backpack, even
a brand new pencil...Joey King is ready to start first grade.
He’s going to learn to read and he’ll have real
homework to bring home, just the way his big brother Daniel
does. Joey can’t
But first grade has some surprises in store for Joey. There’s
a substitute who is supposed to be mean and Madeline who wants
to be friends. Ronald thinks Joey’s last name is a big joke.
Sometimes, Joey wishes he were back in kindergarten.
Joey’s first weeks in first grade, with all their ups and
downs, make a lively, engaging story that will ring true for anyone
who has had the adventure of starting school.