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A Good Day (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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Description


It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . .

A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.

About the Author


Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. 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 Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com



Kevin Henkes has been praised both as a writer and as an illustrator. 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 Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Praise For…


“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061140181
ISBN-10: 006114018X
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2007
Pages: 32
Language: English