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My Backpack!

Written by Scholastic & illustrated by Weldon Swanson
Published by Cartwheel
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Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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What's My Backpack! About

Publisher Summary

A lift-the-flap board book featuring the lovable characters from Skip Hop’s Zoo backpacks!

What’s inside your backpack? Join Bee, Dog, Elephant, Ladybug, and Penguin in this delightful interactive story based on the beloved Zoo backpack line from Skip Hop.

Lift the flaps to find out what each animal likes to pack in their backpack, which looks exactly like the real thing! With adorable animal illustrations and a surprise on each spread, this story is sure to get little ones excited about school!

What Kind of Book is My Backpack!

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Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.

This is a hidden gem. I didn’t expect a lot from this book, but it has been a family favorite. The flaps are really well done and my child loves opening the backpacks and telling me what each of the animals brought for lunch.

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!

I’m not normally a big fan of “product” books, since they’re often boring and shameless product promotions… but I LOVE this book—it’s perfect for getting more comfortable with the idea of school and learning about what animals eat and where they live. It’s easy to read over and over and over, which is convenient because my toddler loves it too! We’ve read it so many times at this point that he’ll finish each sentence as he lifts the flap—“A fish sandwich on toast!” The lift the flaps are sturdy and have held up under vigorous readings at our house for the past six months.

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Book Topics › backpacks
Children's Books About Backpacks
Book Topics › school
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Book Topics › food
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Who Wrote My Backpack!


Started in 2015, Scholastic Early Learners is the preeminent leader in fun, engaging, and informative books and materials for the early childhood, kindergarten, and first grade market.

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Who Illustrated My Backpack!

Weldon Swanson

Weldon Swanson is an illustrator and designer of many books for children. You can visit him at

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Book Details

Publication Date:
June 25, 2013
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