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About The Book

A very unlucky kid navigates the many challenges of the first day of school in the first book in The Very Worst Ever chapter book series!

[REDACTED] keeps his name and school secret—even hiding his appearance behind stickers. Why? Because his bad luck is super embarrassing!

It’s the first day at a new school, and this fresh new start means absolutely no one knows just how unlucky he is. But after missing his school bus, getting lost looking for his classroom, and getting smacked in the face with a basketball, he quickly realizes he is doomed forever. Luckily, some new friends might just help him make it through the worst first day ever!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Very Worst Ever chapter books are perfect for emerging readers.


Chapter 1: Mondays, Maple Syrup, and Mutts

About The Author

Andy Nonamus has been writing for as long as he can remember. He lives in New York.

About The Illustrator

Amy Jindra is a Cleveland, Ohio, native with a passion for illustration. Ever since she can remember, she has been drawing everything and anything. She enjoys developing characters and scenes that tell a story, create a connection, and warm the heart. Amy is fueled and inspired by the arts, family and friends, and good sushi.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (June 19, 2024)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665942201
  • Ages: 5 - 9

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Raves and Reviews

“Get ready to laugh out loud!”

– School Library Journal, 12/1/23

“Carried by wackiness and jokes aplenty.”

– Kirkus Reviews , 11/1/2023

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