It's the first day of school-- forever!

by Stine, R. L.

Format: Book on CD 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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On the first day of school, Artie falls out of his bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says:   "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."   At breakfast, his little brother, Eddie, splashes syrup in his hair, and there's no time to wash it. Artie has to go to school with syrup-hair. And then, on the way there, he gets splashed by a puddle that makes him look like he wet his pants. It's not just the first day of school; it's the worst day of school.   On the second day of school, Artie falls out of bed and hits his head. Hard. He tells his mom he's dizzy and she says:   "You're just worried about your first day in a new school."   Huh? Today is just like the day before. Can Artie find a way to change it, before it's the first day of school. forever?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Artie thinks he is ready to start middle school, but on the first day, he conks his head, angers the principal, injures the star athlete, and sets loose a classroom scorpion, among other disasters. For the next several days, he relives these events, and things grow worse until he encounters corpses rising from their graves in the school's basement. Stine seems to pull a cliched ending: the whole string of nightmarish scenarios appears to be a series of weird dreams resulting from gas at the dentist, but a final, fresh twist with a video game will make readers revisit the events. As usual, Stine takes the normal anxieties of childhood in this case, the first day at a new school and blends exaggerated humor with a few equally exaggerated moments of horror in a fast and goofy romp. Lots of fun for Stine fans.--Morning, Todd Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Blending comedy with his trademark brand of bestselling horror, Stine's take on a Groundhog Day-style premise stars a fifth grader stuck reliving his disastrous first day at a new school. Arriving at school with syrup in his hair and the front of his jeans soaked, Artie discovers he's been followed by his dog, who tears the principal's suit. Like falling dominoes, a sequence of debacles follows: Artie hits a popular boy with a baseball (and later causes him to fall and break his leg), lets the valuable class scorpion escape, has a spaghetti-related accident at lunch, and wanders into the girls' bathroom. There's some expected repetition as Artie's day replays, but Stine's embellishments-including plenty of chapter cliffhangers and a twist ending-keep things wickedly funny (Artie is a ready source of quips and one-liners) and increasingly ghoulish (on the second go-round, the dog bites the principal's hand; later, he bites the hand off). After bearing witness to the injuries, humiliations, and terrors that Artie faces, even readers' toughest days at school will feel like a breeze. Ages 9-12. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
First day of school -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Monsters -- Fiction.
Horror stories.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Macmillan Audio,2011
Other Titles It is the first day of school-- forever!
Contributors Brown, Matthew, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Matthew Brown.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Description 3 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781427212559
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