|Mr. Wolf's Class 1: The First Day of School
Contributor(s): Steinke, Aron Nels
ISBN: 1338047698 ISBN-13: 9781338047691
OUR PRICE: $17.10
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: June 2018 Annotation: A debut entry in a humorous new graphic-novel series by the Eisner Award-winning co-creator of The Zoo Box introduces a class of fourth-graders who join new teacher Mr. Wolf for a year that begins with new friendships, a special show-and-tell item, a busy agenda and a sleepy disappearance. Simultaneous.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Teachers; Fiction.
- Animals; Fiction.
- Schools; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | New Experience
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9|
|Series: Mr. Wolf's Class|
|Book type: Juvenile Fiction|
|Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (1.20 lbs) 153 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Aron Nels Steinke is the Eisner Award-winning coauthor (with Ariel Cohn) and illustrator of THE ZOO BOX. He’s a second- and third-grade teacher by day, and a cartoonist by night. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and son.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall)
This graphic novel portrays the first day of school in a woodland town inhabited by anthropomorphized animals. The narrative follows new teacher Mr. Wolf's fourth-grade class and cheerfully depicts each character with care and depth. Internal dialogue and visual gags extend the story and provide levity. Soft-hued colors and loose, unpretentious lines focus attention on characters' expressions. Solid fills of background color emphasize moments of classroom action and child-friendly humor. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2018 #4)
In this graphic novel, Eisner-winning cartoonist (for The Zoo Box) Steinke portrays the first day of school at Hazelwood Elementary, which sits in a woodland town inhabited by anthropomorphized animals. Mr. Wolf is a new fourth-grade teacher, and his soon-to-be students get their own introductory panels showing each one's last night of summer vacation. The subsequent narrative chronicles the class's first day together, with vignettes showcasing all of the day's ups (playing tag at recess, making a diagram of "Which do you like better--farts or ice cream?") and downs (a kid goes missing during library, the school's resident rats steal a lunch). The cheerful plot depicts each character with care and depth, and subplots involving the grownups offer insight into what happens with teachers behind the scenes. Internal dialogue (represented through thought bubbles) and visual gags (such as Mr. Wolf reading "Little Red Riding Hood") extend the story and provide levity. (In one scene, a speech bubble physically overwhelms a caregiver whose child talks his ear off about her day.) The soft-hued colors and loose, unpretentious lines focus attention on characters' expressions, and solid fills of background color emphasize moments of classroom action and child-friendly humor. elisa gall Copyright 2018 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 April #3)
Readers of this congenial graphic novel by Eisner Awardâ€“winning Steinke (
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 May)
Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.