Benno is really excited about his first day at school. But there’s one problem: Mommy! “DON’T GO TO SCHOOL!” she wails. “STAY HERE WITH ME!” Can the brave little bear convince Mom that everything’s okay? He comes up with an ingenious idea to help her adjust–one that many parents will recognize. Kids will love this laugh-out-loud twist on a familiar theme.
Author MÁIRE ZEPF’s debut children’s novel, the time-travelling thriller Tubaiste Ar An Titanic (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 2012), was short-listed for Gradam Réics Carló, the Irish-language children’s book of the year award. Don’t Go to School! is her first picture book. She lives in County Down in Ireland.
Tarsila Krüse is an award-winning children’s books illustrator born in Brazil and based in Dublin, Ireland. She is passionate about languages, books and drawing (and pistachio ice-cream). Her favourite things to draw are people and animals, especially dogs! She also loves visiting schools and libraries and facilitating illustration workshops too. Tarsila has several picture books published as Gaeilge and English. You can find out more about Tarsila by following her on her website www.tarsilakruse.com or social media @tarsilakruse