Sunny-Side Up

by Jacky Davis

On Sale: 02/09/2021

Sunny-Side Up

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Sunny-Side Up

by Jacky Davis

illustrated by Fiona Woodcock

On Sale: 02/09/2021


About the Book

Bestselling author Jacky Davis and award-winning illustrator Fiona Woodcock celebrate family, love, and imagination in this vibrant and expressive picture book. Father-daughter time shines in this irresistible story about creativity, solving problems, and looking on the bright side when faced with obstacles. A great read-aloud for rainy days . . . or any day you’re stuck at home!

Drip, drip, drop.

With breakfast finished, an energetic young girl is ready to play. But it’s raining, and Dad says that she must stay inside. So, she crafts and she builds, she draws and she bakes. What else can she do to find the sunny side of a rainy day?

Keep gloominess at bay with Sunny-Side Up, a wonderful choice about resilience and the power of imagination. A perfect book to share at storytime, to celebrate Father's Day, and to encourage kids—and their parents and caregivers—to use creativity to overcome challenges.

Critical Praise

“A rainy day dashes a young child’s plans, but with dad’s help delight can be found in playing indoors. . . . Rhyming text perfectly captures a young child’s desire for independence and control over choices . . . Full of warmth and love. . . . A perfect addition to the rainy-day bookshelf, where joy can be found indoors, knowing the sun will shine again.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“It starts out as a promising morning for a child, with a father-made breakfast of sunny-side up eggs . . . But when Daddy raises the shades, there’s no sunshine outside . . . Through a combination of her own ingenuity and parental nudging, the . . . child comes up with activities to make time pass . . . and an internal sunniness returns.” — Publishers Weekly

“Looking forward to playing outside . . . [a girl is] disappointed to find it’s raining and she’ll be stuck inside. . . . [She] uses her well-stocked imagination to create games to play by herself . . . The appealing soft-hued pastel illustrations incorporate a variety of patterns, and subtle details add even more interest . . . This beautiful rainy-day tale, told in a gentle rhyming text, may give youngsters ideas for their next housebound day.” — Booklist

“A little girl wakes up joyfully, flinging out her arms in anticipation of the day. . . . The happy mood continues until she and Daddy pull up the shade ‘to let the sunshine in, and find / drips of gray sky covering everything.’ . . . After some comforting from Daddy, she finds imaginative ways to play . . . A slice-of-life story that truthfully reflects the disappointment of a long, rainy day interspersed with moments of happiness and warmth.” — Horn Book Magazine


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062573070
  • ISBN 10: 0062573071
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 02/09/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

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