Lucky Ducky's Very First Day of School (I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading: Little Critter)

by Mercer Mayer (Author) Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)

Lucky Ducky's Very First Day of School (I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading: Little Critter)

Join Mercer Mayer's beloved character Little Critter and Little Sister as they get ready for school in this My First I Can Read book!

It's the night before the first day of school and Little Sister is ready.




But wait, where is her favorite stuffed toy, Lucky Ducky? Little Critter helps out in this My First I Can Read story by beloved author-illustrator Mercer Mayer.

Young readers will love the fun illustrations in Little Critter: Lucky Ducky's Very First Day of School, and the simple text will resonate with new readers.

This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations, which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.

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Gr 1-3--The latest episode in Mayer's "Little Critter" series focuses on Little Sister and the night before her very first day of school. Little Critter, as usual, wants to offer help. Also, as usual, he is disorganized. It turns out he is not ready himself at all. Little Sister helps her big brother by walking him through her checklist. When the morning arrives, though, Little Sister panics because her toy duck Lucky Ducky is lost. Little Critter saves the day by finding him. Vibrant illustrations and the early reader standard of one to three lines of text per page make this title comfortably consumable by its intended audience. VERDICT A sweet new installment of the "Little Critter" series.--Jennifer Noonan

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
June 18, 2024
I Can Read! My First: Shared Reading
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV023000 - Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles | City & Town Life
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Stuffed animals (Toys)
Readers (Publications)
First day of school
Little Critter

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