By Stephanie Greene
Illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2010
$12.99, ages 5-8, 96 pages.
Posey is so jittery about First Grade at Middle Pond School she wants to curl up into a ball and be a baby again.
She doesn't like the idea of being dropped off at the Kiss-and-Go-Lane, and now Nick and Tyler are trying to convince her that a monster lurks in the blue hall at school.
Posey knows they're teasing, but she can't shake the image of a monster sucking her blood.
Making things worse, Posey is not allowed to wear to school the one thing that makes her feel brave, her princess tutu.
But why not?
In this charming new series for newly independent readers, Posey inspires her teacher to bend the rules just once and help everyone in class feel more courageous.