Synopses & Reviews
A shy boy with asthma starts first grade — and comes into his own — in this appealing story for early chapter book readers.
Six-year-old Monty doesnt have a brother, a sister, or a pet. What he does have is asthma, which sometimes makes it hard to breathe and often makes him feel like hed rather be somebody else. And now that hes starting first grade, hes very nervous about being with all those kids he wont know. Luckily, he loves to read — even really hard books — and has a talent for finding things, from a cocooning caterpillar to classmates who want to be in his very own club. With familiar situations and gentle humor, Johanna Hurwitz follows an endearing character as he discovers that being himself can be pretty great after all.
A shy boy with asthma starts first grade and comes into his own, in this appealing story. With familiar situations and gentle humor, Hurwitz follows an endearing character as he discovers that being himself can be pretty great after all. Illustrations.
About the Author
Johanna Hurwitz is the award-winning author of more than sixty books for young readers, including the Riverside Kids series. She lives in Great Neck, New York.
Anik Scannell McGrory has illustrated several books for children. She lives in Tarrytown, New York.