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This is a fantastic story reinforcing the importance of being yourself. It has an excellent anti-bullying message and demonstrates the importance of inclusion. The main character kept my children engaged and laughing! Perfect to read before the first day of school. My family enjoyed reading and rereading this advanced copy! We hope there are more stories to come in the Suzie Buttler Universe. – Amazon Review
Suzie Buttler’s First Day of School
(The Adventures of Suzie Buttler!)
Life is a challenge for Suzie Buttler, a spirited little girl who was born in the shape of a butt. (Yes, you read that right!) Her older brother is a brat, and her classmates can be callous, but, with tenacity and ingenuity, Suzie is determined to rise above the bullies and show everyone that she is more than just a butt.
Suzie is excited for her very first day of Kindergarten, even though her brother, Harold, warns her that she will be laughed at because she’s “just a butt.” Despite Suzie’s optimism and positive attitude, fitting in with her classmates turns out to be more difficult than she had imagined. Can Suzie stand up to the bullies and help them to see beyond surface appearances?
Suzie Buttler’s First Day of School is the first book in a series of whacky children’s stories about learning to overcome physical differences and to value people for who they are instead of what they look like.
This is a silly story for anyone who has ever felt different. It is an absurdly unique tale that breathes new life into the children’s picture book genre by addressing classic themes such as kindness, prejudice, and empathy with a loveable and unforgettable character that will have your kids laughing… their butts off.
About the Author
Brett Van Valkenburg was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York. At 18 he attended college in central NY and then moved to New York City shortly after graduating. Aside from claiming the title of New York’s New Yorkiest Person, Brett currently works for a major financial institution as a Proposal Writer while moonlighting as a children’s and fiction writer.