Author and illustrator Kevin Henkes had his first book, entitled ALL ALONE, published in 1981 when he was only 19 years old. Since then, he has become an enormously popular author of picture books and novels for middle-grade readers, notably the Newbery Honor Book OLIVE'S OCEAN. Many of Henkes's picture books, such as JULIUS THE BABY OF THE WORLD and LILY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE, feature the character Lily--a feisty white mouse. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal for his charming, duotoned KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON. In 2006, he received the Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature.
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Wemberly the mouse worries about a lot of things: What if her parents disappear in the middle of the night? What if she shrinks from taking a bath? What if she spills grape juice on her favorite stuffed animal? What if that noise coming from the radiator is really a snake? However, all these worries seem insignificant when Wemberly faces a very big worry: What will happen on the first day of school? Color illustrations accompany the story which gently deals with Wemberly's fears. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.