Non-Fiction | 10 August 2015Preparing for the First Day of School Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Now that August is here, the remainder of summer seems to be slipping through our fingers faster than the sand at the beach. Fall is just around the corner with its crisp leaves, brisker temperatures and, of course, a new school year! To guarantee an absolutely awesome start to an awesome year, we should probably start preparing ahead of time. First, we’ll need to find the perfect backpack. Then we’ll need to stock up on all the essentials – pencils, notebooks, yummy snacks. Finally, we’ll need to start setting those alarm clocks earlier (that morning ringtone seems like a distant memory by now). But above all, the number one thing you’ll need for a great first day is confidence! In QEB’s Little Hedgehog’s Big Day, Little Hedgehog is getting ready for his own first day of school – but he’s a little worried. He’s never gone to big school before and doesn’t know what to expect! Will he be big enough? Strong enough? Fast enough? Join Little Hedgehog as he preps for the big day and learns confidence along the way. Little Hedgehog’s Big Day is the perfect story for little ones about to start school, and an important reminder that everyone is gifted in their own unique way. Meet Little Hedgehog in the sneak peek below, and don’t forget to add this book to your getting-ready-for-school list! Excerpted from Little Hedgehog’s Big Day “Only a few days to go until you start big school!” said Mum. Little Hedgehog smiled. He knew Mum was excited so he pretended he was too… …but really his tummy felt full of butterflies. That night Little Hedgehog was too worried to sleep… He kept thinking about how big BIG SCHOOL would be. Would there be a big table? Would there be a big chair? Would there be a big teacher? In the morning he knew what he needed to do… He had to get big. Really BIG! But how? Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.