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It's the First Day of School... Forever! [Audio]
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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?"
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About the Author

Before R. L. STINE made his name as the Stephen King of children's literature, he was the author of humorous fiction and an editor of "Bananas "magazine. He is the bestselling author of more than three hundred books, including the phenomenally bestselling "Goosebumps "series. "It's the First Day of School . . . Forever! "is Stine's first book with Feiwel and Friends. Matthew Brown has voiceover experience in many different areas, including commercials (national and regional), audiobooks, ESL, feature film ADR/looping and animated projects both feature film and television. His narration credits include Matthew Dicks's "Memoirs of an Imaginary "Friend and Mary E. Pearson's "Fox "series. He received a 2011 "AudioFile" Best Audiobook Award for Young Adult & Fantasy for his reading of "The Adoration of Jenna Fox."

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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.

"The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore's basement will get kids racing through the pages. And the surprising twist in the end provides the just right explanation for it all." -ReadKiddoRead.com ""Stine excels in describing events every school child fears. His young fans will find this one a satisfying read." -TeensReadToo.com "A preteen horror take on "Groundhog Day" . . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre's most prolific and reliable master." -"Kirkus Reviews" "Matthew Brown voices smart-mouthed Artie, capturing his mounting terror as oddly familiar events spiral out of control and his efforts to change things make matters worse... With its surprising and satisfying conclusion, this tale will not disappoint Stine's main fans." - "School Library Journal" "Artie is pretty lovable. You have to root for this kid who is trying to do everything right, but ends up doing everything wrong, even when he's lived through it once or twice." - 5 Minutes for Books "An engaging and welcome addition to children's library audiobook collections, highly recommended." - "The Midwest Book Review" "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." --"Booklist" "As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. The humor and descriptive first, first day of school allow for faster pacing in the subsequent days, and kids will love the twist at the end." --"SLJ" "Stine's signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea." -ABC New York "The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore's basement will get kids racing through the pages. And the surprising twist in the end provides the just right explanation for it all." -ReadKiddoRead.com "R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It's the First Day of School . . . Forever! . . . . Stine's many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well." --"BookPage ""Stine excels in describing events every school child fears. His young fans will find this one a satisfying read." -TeensReadToo.com "A preteen horror take on "Groundhog Day" . . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre's most prolific and reliable master." -"Kirkus Reviews" "Artie is pretty lovable. You have to root for this kid who is trying to do everything right, but ends up doing everything wrong, even when he's lived through it once or twice." - 5 Minutes for Books "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." --"Booklist" "As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. The humor and descriptive first, first day of school allow for faster pacing in the subsequent days, and kids will love the twist at the end." --"SLJ" "Stine's signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea." -ABC New York "The genuinely scary encounters in Ardmore's basement will get kids racing through the pages. And the surprising twist in the end provid "R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series, brings his unique blend of storytelling, suspense, humor and horror to It's the First Day of School . . . Forever! . . . . Stine's many fans will not be disappointed in this book, and anyone who likes mysteries, humor or scary books will enjoy it as well." --"BookPage ""Stine excels in describing events every school child fears. His young fans will find this one a satisfying read." -TeensReadToo.com "A preteen horror take on "Groundhog Day" . . . . Great fun as ever, supplied by genre's most prolific and reliable master." -"Kirkus Reviews"

Gr 3-5-Artie Howard experiences the worst first day of school ever as a new fifth grader at Ardmore Middle School. He hits his head when he falls out of bed in the morning, gets electrocuted, has syrup splashed all over his shirt and hair, his dog bites the pocket of his principal's blazer, he kills his class's pet scorpion, he makes enemies with the most popular guy at school, and he discovers weird happenings in the basement book room. And that's only half of it! To make matters worse, when Artie wakes up the next morning, he is doomed to repeat his first day of school all over again, and each iteration is more bizarre than the last. As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. The humor and descriptive first, first day of school allow for faster pacing in the subsequent days, and kids will love the twist at the end.-Adrienne L. Strock, Maricopa County Library District, AZ (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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