First days of school are tough, and making new friends is even tougher. Milk's dad gave her a sparkly new backpack and told her that she was the creme de la creme, but most of the other kids don't seem to agree. Read more...
First days of school are tough, and making new friends is even tougher. Milk's dad gave her a sparkly new backpack and told her that she was the creme de la creme, but most of the other kids don't seem to agree. In fact, some of her new classmates think Milk is just little a bit spoiled. . . .
In this latest hilarious picture book from Terry Border, our food friends go to school and learn that it's not just Milk that's the creme de la creme. Some other food can be just as sweet.
Praise for Terry Border's picture books:
Milk Goes to School
"A quirky read-aloud with offbeat humor and fun images that young readers will appreciate. A good choice to address the challenges of making new friends at school."--School Library Journal
Happy Birthday, Cupcake
"As in his earlier picture book, Border's characters are skillfully crafted food items with basic wire limbs arranged in simple landscapes....Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem."--Kirkus Reviews
Peanut Butter & Cupcake
"Border's witty food comedy will lure children who are hungry for clever visual entertainment."--Publishers Weekly
" Z]any creative photographs. A] read-aloud hit."--School Library Journal
- ISBN-13: 9780399176197
- ISBN-10: 0399176195
- Publisher: Philomel Books
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-7
- Dimensions: 11.1 x 10.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Border returns with a pun-filled school-day drama, featuring the photographic dioramas he used in Peanut Butter & Cupcake and Happy Birthday, Cupcake! Milk—a carton of strawberry milk with wire limbs, a pink bow, and a glittery backpack—is starting school, but she’s having trouble making friends, especially with Waffle, who repeatedly insists that she is “spoiled.” Border packs the story with culinary wordplay (classmate Peanut “wanted to be the first astro-nut on Mars”), which will induce chuckles or groans depending on readers’ temperaments, and there’s much to enjoy in the school setting he’s constructed, where bent spoons serve as chairs and Goldfish crackers swim in the aquarium. But the story has little momentum, moving from one loosely connected vignette to the next, resulting in a rushed reconciliation among Milk and her classmates. Ages 3–7. (June)