A First Time for Everything

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First Second
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5.5 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey's Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

"[Santat] unpacks his transformational experience with vulnerability and raw honesty--the sincerity is heartening and the outcome inspiring." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"[A] relatable story of self-discovery... the perfect balance of humor and poignancy." --Kirkus, starred review

"[A] great read among a crowded field, especially for sensitive middle-grade boys." --Booklist, starred review

"A thoughtful memoir with lots of humor and heart." --School Library Journal, starred review

"[E]motionally perceptive" --Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"This is Santat at his best." --Horn Book

"Without preachiness or condescension, Santat gives readers a story that is both a reassuring hug and a nudge to get out there and experience the world beyond what they know." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Dan San tat perfectly captures all the humor, confusion, awkwardness, and pure joy of being a young person stepping out into the world. Read this book! You're going to love it, and you are going to laugh and cry so much!" --CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT, two-time Newbery Honor Winner

"A humane, hilarious, and gently awkward story of seeing [your] world open up for the first time. It almost makes me wish I was a teen ager again. Almost." --VERA BROSGOL, New York Times-bestselling creator of Be Prepared

"Dan's book manages to capture all the things that make you fall in love in the first place--awkwardness,
humor, a bit of teen pathos, and most of all, sincerity and vulnerability." --LEUYEN PHAM, New York Times-bestselling illustrator of the Friends series

"A hilarious, beautiful, and cap tivating memoir about the cringeworthy catapult into adolescence." --JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA, National Book Award Finalist creator of Hey, Kiddo

Praise for Lift

"The story is beautifully told through Santat's expressive characters and dynamic panels of sequential art..... [It's] an entirely immersive experience that children will reach for, again and again, like their own magic button." --Booklist, starred review

Praise for Drawn Together

"[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language." --School Library Journal, starred review