Captivates children/families, teachers/librarians, counselors with its enchanting text and vibrant, detailed illustrations carefully describing both difficult emotions and adventure. Matthew is a shy little boy with a big imagination. How he overcomes his shyness and succeeds on his first day of school as he rides the school bus is entertaining - and sends a strong message that it is okay (and in fact fun) to be shy. Challenge can be overcome with a little courage and imagination.
Hardcover dust jacketed children's picture book for ages 6 to 10 years, it resonates on a personal level with both children and adults.