A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 02/27/2007

A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes

illustrated by Kevin Henkes

On Sale: 02/27/2007

Format:

ALA Notable Children’s Book

About the Book

A bad day can turn into a good one! Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's masterful picture book explores a single day from five different points of view. 

It’s a bad day for a little yellow bird who loses his favorite tail feather, a little white dog whose leash gets tangled, a little orange fox who can’t find his mother, and a little brown squirrel who drops her nut. But then something good happens to each of them, turning a bad day into a good one.

What makes a good day? What makes a bad day? And how can bad be transformed into good?

This exploration of opposites and emotions was described as "a deceptively simple picture book, expertly tuned to the emotions and imaginations of young children" by ALA Booklist in a starred review.

Critical Praise

“An almost perfect picture book .…It must be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius.” — New York Times Book Review

“Deeply satisfying. …Henkes’s illustrations…speak volumes through simple details, managing to express pure joy in just the arched shape of an eye or the angle of an ear. … A Good Day is the rare example of near-perfection in a picture book.” — Horn Book (starred review)

“A deceptively simple picture book, expertly tuned to the emotions and imaginations of young children.” — Booklist (starred review)

“A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A fine choice for the lap set.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“There is real resonance in this tale, rooted mostly in the suggestion that bad days can turn into good days on a dime.… This begs to be read again and again.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Sublimely simple.” — Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061140181
  • ISBN 10: 006114018X
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 02/27/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Opposites
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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