{"id":1564511109199,"title":"Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School","handle":"clothesline-clues-to-the-first-day-of-school","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/kathryn-heling-deborah-hembrook\" title=\"Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook\"\u003eKathryn Heling \u0026amp; Deborah Hembrook\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by:\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Andy Robert Davies\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/andy-robert-davies\"\u003e Andy Robert Davies\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eNew clothes, new shoes, ready for school!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpot A+ clues on the clothesline to identify all the people who make starting school so much fun! Catchy rhymes are paired with visual cues hanging from the clotheslines to introduce young readers to the people they'll encounter on the first day of school. From teacher to custodian, from crossing guard to new friends, who wears what?\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/clothesline-clues-to-jobs-people-do\"\u003eClothesline Clues to Jobs People Do\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/products\/clothesline-clues-to-the-sports-people-play\"\u003eClothesline Clues to Sports People Play\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/clothesline-clues-first-day-school-spread.jpg?8388631272689668736\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKathryn Heling \u0026amp; Deborah Hembrook, authors\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKathryn Heling has always aspired to be a writer. Deborah Hembrook adores being a teacher. Together, they love creating adorable, enlightening books for children. Some fo their titles include \u003cem\u003eClothesline Clues to Jobs People Do\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eClothesline Clues to Sports People Play\u003c\/em\u003e. They both live in Wisconsin. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kathryn-heling-deborah-hembrook\" title=\"Kathryn Heling \u0026amp; Deborah Hembrook\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kathryn \u0026amp; Deborah.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAndy Robert Davies, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAndy Robert Davies is a professional illustrator and lecturer. He's illustrated \u003cem\u003eTruck Stuck, Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do, \u003c\/em\u003eand \u003cem\u003eClo\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan\u003ethesline Clues to Sports People Play. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHe lives in England. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Andy Robert Davies\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/andy-robert-davies\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Andy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing \u003ci\u003eJobs People Do\u003c\/i\u003e (2012) and \u003ci\u003eSports People Play\u003c\/i\u003e (2015), Heling, Hembrook, and Davies are back with another Clothesline Clues book, this time focusing on the different roles people might play in a school.As with the earlier books, a short stanza sets up the scene: \"High on the clotheslines \/ hang clue after clue. \/ It's the first day of school! \/ Who wants to meet you?\" The two spreads that follow first encourage readers to guess whose belongings are hanging on the clothesline and then reveal the answer. A coat; yellow hat, gloves, and safety vest; and a hand-held stop sign must belong to \"your crossing guard.\" A classroom teacher's things include a button-down shirt, bow tie, sport coat, book bag, and a class roster. The other jobs include cafeteria cook, custodian, and gym and art teachers. The final clothesline holds myriad pants, shirts, dresses, scarves, coats, and backpacks that belong to the new friends anxious to meet readers. Davies' people are diverse in race and ability (several wear glasses, and one uses a wheelchair), and one girl wears hijab. Most of the adults are the opposite gender of the typical stereotype: Both the classroom teacher and the cafeteria worker are brown-skinned men, and the gym teacher and custodian are brown-skinned women. Davies' bright pencil, mixed-media, and digital illustrations feature white backgrounds to help readers focus on the clues and on the things they will notice in their own classrooms. 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For example, “Raincoat and warm gloves,\/a hat and stop sign, too.\/Safety vest and badge.\/Who wants to meet you?\/Your crossing guard!” Other clothesline clues reveal a teacher, cafeteria worker, custodian, gym teacher, art teacher, and new friends. The predictability and welcoming nature of each segment will help young children find comfort in the story as they are faced with the potentially nerve-wracking introduction to school. A variety of children and adults are depicted in the images, adding inclusivity and connectedness to the story that is not directly stated by the text. 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Deborah Hembrook adores being a teacher. Together, they love creating adorable, enlightening books for children. Some fo their titles include \u003cem\u003eClothesline Clues to Jobs People Do\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eClothesline Clues to Sports People Play\u003c\/em\u003e. They both live in Wisconsin. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kathryn-heling-deborah-hembrook\" title=\"Kathryn Heling \u0026amp; Deborah Hembrook\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kathryn \u0026amp; Deborah.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAndy Robert Davies, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAndy Robert Davies is a professional illustrator and lecturer. He's illustrated \u003cem\u003eTruck Stuck, Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do, \u003c\/em\u003eand \u003cem\u003eClo\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan\u003ethesline Clues to Sports People Play. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHe lives in England. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Andy Robert Davies\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/andy-robert-davies\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Andy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Book\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing \u003ci\u003eJobs People Do\u003c\/i\u003e (2012) and \u003ci\u003eSports People Play\u003c\/i\u003e (2015), Heling, Hembrook, and Davies are back with another Clothesline Clues book, this time focusing on the different roles people might play in a school.As with the earlier books, a short stanza sets up the scene: \"High on the clotheslines \/ hang clue after clue. \/ It's the first day of school! \/ Who wants to meet you?\" The two spreads that follow first encourage readers to guess whose belongings are hanging on the clothesline and then reveal the answer. A coat; yellow hat, gloves, and safety vest; and a hand-held stop sign must belong to \"your crossing guard.\" A classroom teacher's things include a button-down shirt, bow tie, sport coat, book bag, and a class roster. The other jobs include cafeteria cook, custodian, and gym and art teachers. The final clothesline holds myriad pants, shirts, dresses, scarves, coats, and backpacks that belong to the new friends anxious to meet readers. Davies' people are diverse in race and ability (several wear glasses, and one uses a wheelchair), and one girl wears hijab. Most of the adults are the opposite gender of the typical stereotype: Both the classroom teacher and the cafeteria worker are brown-skinned men, and the gym teacher and custodian are brown-skinned women. Davies' bright pencil, mixed-media, and digital illustrations feature white backgrounds to help readers focus on the clues and on the things they will notice in their own classrooms. Another solid entry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eBooklist\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWho will greet the children on the first day of school? On her way there, a girl passes clotheslines holding clothing and other items indicating the staff members they represent. The double-page spreads come in pairs. The first offers a set of visual clues, while four rhythmic, rhyming lines of text challenge children to guess the answer. “Raincoat and warm gloves, \/ a hat and stop sign, too. \/ Safety vest and badge. \/ Who wants to meet you?” A turn of the page reveals the answer, in this case, “Your crossing guard!” and an illustration showing her in action. While the verse text could be smoother, the concept works well. The simple, brightly colored, digital pictures are as cheerful as the staff and the students at this bustling elementary school. The illustrator depicts characters of diverse abilities and skin tones and avoids gender stereotypes. Like the other two entries in the Clothesline Clues series, this picture book invites audience participation. A good read-aloud choice, especially during that first week of school.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat friendly faces will be encountered on a child’s first day of school? Look at the clotheslines to find out! As the title indicates, clothing and accessories hang from clotheslines throughout this book. Readers are given pages of textual and visual clues alternating with the reveal of the character described in their expected environment. For example, “Raincoat and warm gloves,\/a hat and stop sign, too.\/Safety vest and badge.\/Who wants to meet you?\/Your crossing guard!” Other clothesline clues reveal a teacher, cafeteria worker, custodian, gym teacher, art teacher, and new friends. The predictability and welcoming nature of each segment will help young children find comfort in the story as they are faced with the potentially nerve-wracking introduction to school. A variety of children and adults are depicted in the images, adding inclusivity and connectedness to the story that is not directly stated by the text. Every illustration gives readers the opportunity to name recognizable objects and places, enhancing the readability of this book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/clothesline-clues-first-day-of-school-cvr.jpg?435\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/clothesline-clues-first-day-of-school-hires.zip?435\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-824-9\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-579-8\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-713-8 EPUB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eISBN: 978-1-63289-714-5 PDF\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e9 x 9 \u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School

By: Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook / Illustrated by: Andy Robert Davies

New clothes, new shoes, ready for school!

Spot A+ clues on the clothesline to identify all the people who make starting school so much fun! Catchy rhymes are paired with visual cues hanging from the clotheslines to introduce young readers to the people they'll encounter on the first day of school. From teacher to custodian, from crossing guard to new friends, who wears what?

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Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook, authors

Kathryn Heling has always aspired to be a writer. Deborah Hembrook adores being a teacher. Together, they love creating adorable, enlightening books for children. Some fo their titles include Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do and Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play. They both live in Wisconsin. 

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Andy Robert Davies, illustrator

Andy Robert Davies is a professional illustrator and lecturer. He's illustrated Truck Stuck, Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do, and Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play. He lives in England. 

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  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Book

Kirkus Reviews

Following Jobs People Do (2012) and Sports People Play (2015), Heling, Hembrook, and Davies are back with another Clothesline Clues book, this time focusing on the different roles people might play in a school.As with the earlier books, a short stanza sets up the scene: "High on the clotheslines / hang clue after clue. / It's the first day of school! / Who wants to meet you?" The two spreads that follow first encourage readers to guess whose belongings are hanging on the clothesline and then reveal the answer. A coat; yellow hat, gloves, and safety vest; and a hand-held stop sign must belong to "your crossing guard." A classroom teacher's things include a button-down shirt, bow tie, sport coat, book bag, and a class roster. The other jobs include cafeteria cook, custodian, and gym and art teachers. The final clothesline holds myriad pants, shirts, dresses, scarves, coats, and backpacks that belong to the new friends anxious to meet readers. Davies' people are diverse in race and ability (several wear glasses, and one uses a wheelchair), and one girl wears hijab. Most of the adults are the opposite gender of the typical stereotype: Both the classroom teacher and the cafeteria worker are brown-skinned men, and the gym teacher and custodian are brown-skinned women. Davies' bright pencil, mixed-media, and digital illustrations feature white backgrounds to help readers focus on the clues and on the things they will notice in their own classrooms. Another solid entry.

Booklist

Who will greet the children on the first day of school? On her way there, a girl passes clotheslines holding clothing and other items indicating the staff members they represent. The double-page spreads come in pairs. The first offers a set of visual clues, while four rhythmic, rhyming lines of text challenge children to guess the answer. “Raincoat and warm gloves, / a hat and stop sign, too. / Safety vest and badge. / Who wants to meet you?” A turn of the page reveals the answer, in this case, “Your crossing guard!” and an illustration showing her in action. While the verse text could be smoother, the concept works well. The simple, brightly colored, digital pictures are as cheerful as the staff and the students at this bustling elementary school. The illustrator depicts characters of diverse abilities and skin tones and avoids gender stereotypes. Like the other two entries in the Clothesline Clues series, this picture book invites audience participation. A good read-aloud choice, especially during that first week of school.

School Library Journal

What friendly faces will be encountered on a child’s first day of school? Look at the clotheslines to find out! As the title indicates, clothing and accessories hang from clotheslines throughout this book. Readers are given pages of textual and visual clues alternating with the reveal of the character described in their expected environment. For example, “Raincoat and warm gloves,/a hat and stop sign, too./Safety vest and badge./Who wants to meet you?/Your crossing guard!” Other clothesline clues reveal a teacher, cafeteria worker, custodian, gym teacher, art teacher, and new friends. The predictability and welcoming nature of each segment will help young children find comfort in the story as they are faced with the potentially nerve-wracking introduction to school. A variety of children and adults are depicted in the images, adding inclusivity and connectedness to the story that is not directly stated by the text. Every illustration gives readers the opportunity to name recognizable objects and places, enhancing the readability of this book.

Hardcover 
ISBN: 978-1-58089-824-9

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58089-579-8

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-63289-713-8 EPUB

ISBN: 978-1-63289-714-5 PDF

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Ages: 3-7
Page count: 40
9 x 9