All over town, children are waking up...choosing clothes...eating breakfast...getting ready for the first day of school! But for some kids, the day is more scary than special - cause for hiding under the covers rather than leaping out of bed. It's only after they arrive at school and discover the wonderful surprise waiting there that they know: It's going to be a HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR! Inspired by First Day of School events held in communities nationwide, and written with the cooperation of the First Day of School America Foundation, Happy School Year! speaks to both the real fear and the exciting possibilities of every child's first day.