A Good Day

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Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.43
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
28
Dimensions
6.04 X 5.84 X 0.57 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Board Books
EAN/UPC
9780061857782

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About the Author

Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator and is the recipient of the Children's Literature Legacy Award for his lasting contribution to literature for children. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors--one for Olive's Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller--and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Sun Flower Lion, A Parade of Elephants, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in a house in Madison, Wisconsin.

Reviews

"This begs to be read again and again."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
"A glorious celebration of the simple joys of childhood."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A masterpiece, an almost perfect picture book.... It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius."--New York Times Book Review
"A simple picture book, expertly tuned to the emotions and imaginations of children."--Booklist (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
"The rare example of near-perfection in a picture book."--Horn Book (starred 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)
"An almost perfect picture book ....It must be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius."--New York Times Book Review