Rory is scared of being away from home for the first time, especially when his sleeping bag is so comfortable...but he doesn’t want his parents treating him like a baby kit anymore. He’ll get to stay up until morning if he sleeps over at his cousins’ house. It could even help Rory conquer his biggest fear: starting Remarkable Raccoon Suburban School, which means nights away from his folks. Is Rory ready to show everyone — including his parents — that he’s ready to go anywhere?
Praise for Ready, Set, School!
"Mitchard folds a child’s school fears into a larger story about separation anxiety... What feels fresh are the whimsical details of the raccoon world — the school curriculum (centering around evading garage doors opening gates), the nocturnal schedule that lets raccoon kits play all night — all amusingly captured in the colorful, clean-lined artwork. The gentle story, with its final twist about parents’ fears, will comfort many nervous new students." — Booklist