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I Quit Grade One!

I Quit Grade One!

by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illustrated by Tom Goldsmith

ISBN 9781443139199 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.02" x 10" | Ages 3 to 7
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Change is hard. Can it also be good?

Stella loves everything about being in Ms. Carter’s class. When she learns Ms. Carter is leaving, Stella worries that a new teacher won’t know how things work. She takes her concerns straight to the top, with a letter to the principal. And Stella warns him that if her demands aren’t met, she’s going to have to quit grade one.

A heartwarming story about the incredible bond children have with their teachers.

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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2017

Rights Sold

  • French (N.Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Children form very strong attachments to a favourite teacher.
  • The emotional impact of change is depicted genuinely from a child's point of view.
  • Humour and restrained writing gives the book an authentic feel
  • Shows the initiative on the child's part to write a letter to ask for what she wants.


Also by
Nancy Wilcox Richards

  • How To Be Brave
  • How to Get Awesome
  • We're All Friends Here
  • Farmer Joe Baby-Sits
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604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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