International Rights

I Quit Grade One!

  • ISBN 9781443139199, Paperback
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 7

A heartwarming story about the incredible bond that children have with their teachers.

Stella loves everything about being in Ms. Carter’s class, and she worries that no new teacher could know that she needs help tying her shoelaces, or that she only likes to read books from the blue bin because they have more pictures. So Stella writes the principal a letter, with tips for training a new teacher to be just like Ms. Carter When Stella meets the new teacher for the first time, he’s not like Ms. Carter at all — but Stella can’t believe how much he knows! Maybe the rest of the year won’t be so bad after all?

With expressive illustrations and a touch of humour, this clever picture book is a perfect antidote to children’s anxiety about change.

Rights Sold

French (N.Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

• Children form very strong attachments to a favourite teacher.• The emotional impact of change is depicted genuinely from a child’s point of view.• Humour and restrained writing gives the book an authentic feel• Shows the initiative on the child’s part to write a letter to ask for what she wants.


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2018
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2017

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