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The Everyday Adventures of Papa & Paws® Book 10: First day of Puppy school

Today, Molly Paws’ sisters, Momo and Zozo, are off to their first day of Puppy School. Their teacher, Ms. Biscuit, introduces them to their classmates. Will they make new friends? Will Momo and Zozo have fun learning at school?

Children’s picture book about a sweet little doggie named Molly Paws and her family.

  • Created by a dog dad, every story is based on a real-life event.
  • Toddlers and preschoolers ages 0-5(ish) will enjoy the cute illustrations of the dogs.
  • Moms, dads, and grandparents will love reading the heartwarming stories.
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What Folks aRE saying

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The first school day can be an emotional time for children and parents. Each might have difficulty letting go. When the time comes to say goodbye, the child has to face a room with new faces, sounds, rules, and routines.

Momo and Zozo are six-month-old puppies about to attend their first day of puppy school. Zozo is excited for the first day, while Momo faces the event with nerves. Their mixed reactions are typical of what real kids face each year. Some are excitedly jumping, ready to enter the new classroom, and eager to make new friends. Other kids fear starting anew, and you must prod them in the classroom. Kids in each category check and double-check if they have everything for their first day.

Momo worried about finding a partner in class and having enough supplies. Most kids can relate to forgetting their pencils, lunch, or other essential school supplies. As for buddying up with a classmate, this can be a scary time when you are new and shy. Again, this real-life scenario will speak to young listeners who worry about facing or have faced the same situation.

Momo and Zozo each began the day with different emotions, but they ended it with the same expression: A humongous smile on their puppy faces.

This adorable picture story is perfect for any child preparing to start school, whether a daycare class, pre-k, or kindergarten. Educators, this is a marvelous book to read on the first day of school.

Parents and teachers, I recommend adding the book to your back-to-school reading list! The story is fantastic, and the illustrations are equally wonderful. Whether your child is a team cat or team dog, they will find at least one pooch in Ms. Biscuit’s class that they find super cute. For me, that was Zippy. I loved how their tongue was the only one hanging out when the students were lined up, patiently awaiting instructions. So cute!

Amazon’s recommended reading age is birth to five years.

Kameron B., Reedsy Discovery

The Real-Life Stories Behind the Book

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Zozo Puppy School Zooming Through the Tunnel

First Day of Puppy School was inspired by our two puppies, Zoe and Marley. We took our Zozo to our local Puppy Kindergarten when she was just sixteen weeks old. She was so small (only 2.5 pounds). She hid under our chair the entire first class. By the time we returned for the second class, she was all about exploring and learning with the other doggies. When it was break time, the doggies all had the chance to play with each other. Instead of playing with the doggies, Zozo went around to all the humans instead. The other doggies were hesitant in the tunnel challenge, but Zozo loved it and zoomed right through!

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Marley Hanging Out at Home

On the other hand, Marley never had the opportunity to go to puppy school as we got her in April 2020. She is more shy and a homebody like us, and she would have done well, but she probably wouldn’t have been as adventurous as Zozo. Since we have made them twins in the book, it made sense to show their differing reactions to school and how they would make friends.