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You’re Wearing That to School?! by Lynn Plourde. Penelope, a hippo, is excited about her first day of school. She plans to wear her favorite outlandish outfit (a feather boa and tutu), bringing her well-worn stuffed toy for show-and-tell, and packing a picnic lunch. Her best friend Tiny, a mouse, decides to be Penelope’s advisor in properly navigating the first day of school. He quashes her cheerful plans, telling her to wear jeans and a T-shirt, bring a rock for show-and-tell, and PB&J for lunch, so she will fit in. Penelope ignores Tiny’s advice, and shows up at the bus stop dressed as she originally planned. At school, they separate, rejoining for lunch. The lunchroom doors open to reveal a blanket full of kindergarteners of various species, all sporting wild outfits and eating picnic food. Penelope declares the first day of school fun, and Tiny agrees. See this book listed in our catalog