Horus was excited about starting first grade.

Until he discovered there were no slime tables, no snooze mats, and no snacks.

Until he got put in the Beta reading group instead of the Alpha.

Until he met the taunting Tera and found himself longing for the good old days of martiangarten.

With inimitable charm, humor, and a touch of alien, Shana Corey and Mark Teague reassure all tentative students that first grade can happily take them where no martiangarten has gone before.