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 doesn't 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 he'd rather be somebody else. And now that he's starting first grade, he's very nervous about being with all those kids he won't 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.
About the Author
Johanna Hurwitz has written over 50 popular books for young readers, including Oh No, Noah!, Class Clown, Rip-Roaring Russell, and the other Park Pals adventures, PeeWee's Tale and Lexi's Tale. She lives in Great Neck, New York.
Anik McGrory has traveled to many remote regions of the world and seen many wild and wonderful animals. She has spotted kiwis in New Zealand, studied chimpanzees in Uganda, and glimpsed a kinkajou in Guatemala. She lives in London.