Starting School by Jane Godwin is a beautiful and gentle picture book all about the first day of school. It celebrates the individuality of each child as it follows them through the day, showing that it's ok to be a little shy, it's ok if you don't make a friend at first, you can be talkative, you can be quiet, you can be yourself. School is shown to be a safe and fun place with kind teachers that will look after you. Your child might identify with one, two, or all of Tim, Hannah, Sunita, Joe, and Polly as they each go about their very first day at school.
Starting School is a high quality hardback book with a gorgeous textured cover and thick pages. Anna Walker's illustrations are beautiful, as always.