By Simon Rich
Illustrated by Tom Toro
Formats and Prices
Format:Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD
This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around July 11, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.
A hilarious yet reassuring back-to-school picture book by humorist, novelist, and TV writer Simon Rich–a clever and sweet follow-up to I’m Terrified of Bath Time, where a child’s backpack frets about first-day-of-school jitters!
In this hilarious yet reassuring back-to-school picture book, a backpack deals with first-day-of-school nerves and feeling out of place. Filled with crowded hallways, lonely cafeteria tables, toilet stalls, and the signature existential angst of Simon Rich, this fun read-aloud will have kids braving classrooms with a smile (and maybe taking better care of their trusty backpacks…).
- “This funny romp will leave readers feeling empowered for their own first days.”—Kirkus
“Matching the style of I’m Terrified of Bath Time, Rich and Toro rally again…An amusing title to send young readers back to school with a giggle.”
—School Library Journal
“Toro’s…illustrations extend the text’s themes with engaging, empathetic details. The combination is sure to boost readers’ confidence as they navigate their own classroom return.”
- “A charming reassurance to young kids that the first day of school is scary for everyone, including backpacks, and they do not have to carry their worries alone.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[In] this offbeat picture book about fears and friendship...lots of laughs lead up to a...reassuring conclusion."
—The San Francisco Chronicle
- On Sale
- Jul 11, 2023
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers