Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book 331: Chu's First Day of School

Chu's First Day of School, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex, Harper 2014.

My five-year-old son will be starting school this Fall.  He will need to make new friends because the kids he knows from the library and the church don't attend his school.  He is a little worried about that.

This book is perfect.  Although the first page did confuse me a little, it also added to the mystery of the book -- just what could Chu do?  And even though all the other kids are special with their talents, Chu (and my son) is special with his talent.

The picture-perfect illustrations by Adam Rex make the text by Neil Gaiman sing.  Whoever teamed these two up is a genius.


  1. This sounds like a great get ready for school book :-)

    1. I hope so. My son is excited about starting school, but he won't know anyone there.