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It's the First Day of School...Forever!
by R. L. Stine

Overview - On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school. On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says, "You're just worried about your first day in a new school." Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it's the first day of school...forever? "A fast and goofy romp" ("Booklist") that "delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love" ("School Library Journal"), from the master of children's horror, R.L. Stine.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312649548
  • ISBN-10: 0312649541
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publish Date: July 2011
  • Page Count: 192
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-05-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

Blending comedy with his trademark brand of bestselling horror, Stine's take on a Groundhog Day–style premise stars a fifth grader stuck reliving his disastrous first day at a new school. Arriving at school with syrup in his hair and the front of his jeans soaked, Artie discovers he's been followed by his dog, who tears the principal's suit. Like falling dominoes, a sequence of debacles follows: Artie hits a popular boy with a baseball (and later causes him to fall and break his leg), lets the valuable class scorpion escape, has a spaghetti-related accident at lunch, and wanders into the girls' bathroom. There's some expected repetition as Artie's day replays, but Stine's embellishments—including plenty of chapter cliffhangers and a twist ending—keep things wickedly funny (Artie is a ready source of quips and one-liners) and increasingly ghoulish (on the second go-round, the dog bites the principal's hand; later, he bites the hand off). After bearing witness to the injuries, humiliations, and terrors that Artie faces, even readers' toughest days at school will feel like a breeze. Ages 9–12. (July)

 
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A student's worst nightmare

Picture your own perfect day—no homework, lots of good food, video games for hours. Now envision getting to live that day over and over. Sounds great, right? But what if it wasn’t your perfect day that repeated, but your absolute worst? That’s just what happens to Artie Howard. In It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever!, Artie’s first day at a new school begins with a bang, as he falls out of bed and hits his head on the floor—hard. Unfortunately, it only gets worse from there.

Artie stumbles his way through the first day of school, getting sprayed with syrup and splashed by a bus, and even hitting the star football player in the head with a baseball. As the day goes on, things only get worse. Finally, when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, Artie wakes up in his own bed; it must have been only a dream! Then he falls out of bed and hits his head on the floor—hard. His worst first day of school has just begun again.

R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It’s the First Day of School . . . Forever! Things are never as they seem, and any attempt to change the outcome of the day is met with disastrous results—sometimes funny, sometimes scary, always bad. Artie is stuck with three separate puzzles to solve: Why does he have to keep reliving the first day of school? How can he stop destroying everything he touches, thinks about or even looks at? And when is he going to stop ending up in the creepy basement of the school? Stine’s many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well.

 
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