From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2–John Hercules Po has more than the usual angst about starting kindergarten–there are 19 girls in class 9B and one lone boy–him! His brother, a second grader, is worried that the girls will turn John Hercules into a sissy, but John Hercules says he's going to turn them into tomboys. Each recess during the first week of school, class 9B has terrific fun using everyday outdoor objects as bridges to imaginary adventures in exotic places. When the second graders and the kindergartners have a picnic together on Friday, John Hercules informs his brother that there are no sissies or tomboys in 9B, just friends. The mixed-media illustrations include wild color combinations and dizzying perspectives that provide the backdrops for the children, drawn in a stylishly simple but endearing cartoon style. Readers will have almost as much fun with this title as these 20 energetic and happy classmates have together.–Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library, IL
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Darcy Pattison lives in Arkansas.
Steven Salerno lives in New York, New York.