Written and illustrated
by Jamie Harper

“The funny commentary from these stereotypic class personalities (e.g., a nerdy frog and an alligator who serves as the class goody-goody) keeps the narrative moving and the facts coming. Young animal enthusiasts won't soon forget these unique students or Miss Mingo's enthusiastic celebration of their diversity.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The classroom's energy is contagious, and soon-to-be-Kindergarteners will be anxious to get to know the unique talents of their own new classmates. A cute combination of animal fact book and a lesson in kindergarten preparedness.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This book is a perfect mix of a first-day-of-school story and facts about the natural world. It will be enjoyed by students and teachers.

— School Library Journal

Candlewick Press
Picture book, 32 pages, July 2006