Oh no! Holly does not want to go to school one morning. Her friends are taking her toys and her teacher speaks too loudly. Everything is just too new and too different for Holly!

Through gentle reassurances and coaching, her mother encourages her to think differently about the things that are bothering her at school. Holly begins to feel better about her new routines, new classmates, and new expectations, and soon she is off to school!

A Note to Parents by school psychologist Elizabeth McCallum, PhD, offers tips and strategies to reduce your child's discomfort with school and to help your child transition to school more easily.

About the Author
Hae-Kyung Chang majored in child development psychology. Currently she works on children's educational programs and writes picture books. Her works include The Cracking Date and The Moving Store. She has also translated stories such as Minerva the Monster, Poddy and Flora, and Mr. Big.
About the Illustrator
Josée Bisaillon is an artist and illustrator from Canada. After drawing the characters on paper, she cuts them out and makes a collage, colors them again, and composes them on the computer to create rich images. She is the recipient of many awards for her use of various textures, bright colors, and her colorful imagination. She is the illustrator of My Diary: The Totally True Story of ME!, also published by Magination Press.
Reviews & Awards
  • Gold Medal, 2014 Nautilus Awards

Readers will come for the gentle and entertaining story and stay for the positive message.

Filled with appealing, iconic color illustrations, Oh No, School! tackles common childhood fears and problems head-on, and is worthy of the highest recommendation especially for parents preparing their children to face a new school day, as well as for public library children's picture book collections.
Midwest Book Review