Illustrated by Deborah Niland.
"I've got a new school bag.
I put my red drink bottle and my red lunch box in my school bag.
My hippopotamus is packing his school bag too."
The little girl from There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake is starting her first day of school!
She takes her hippopotamus with her and together they face those first-day-at-school experiences - meeting your teacher, eating , lunch in the playground and making new friends.
This is a wonderful read-aloud book full of fun and reassurance for young people starting school.