Here are some more wonderful first lines from children's literature. Read, appreciate, digest and learn...
"The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and
another his mother called him 'WILD THING!' and Max said 'I'LL EAT YOU
UP!' so he was sent to bed without eating anything."
"One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry."
"Everybody knows the story of the Three Little Pigs. Or at least they
think they do. But I'll let you in on a little secret. Nobody knows the
real story, because nobody has ever heard my side of the story. I'm the
"Doctor de Soto was especially popular with the big animals."
"Jack had dinner early. Jack needed burping. So Nora had to wait."
So is there a pat formula for the perfect first line? Not at all, these are all so different, and marvelous!
1- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
2- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
3-The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
4- Dr. DeSoto by William Steig
5- Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells