A Good Day Board Book (Board book)

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A Good Day Board Book (Board book)

By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)

$7.99


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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. This sturdy board book edition is perfect for snuggling up.

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.

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.



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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780061857782
ISBN-10: 0061857785
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: January 26th, 2010
Pages: 28
Language: English
“A masterpiece, an almost perfect picture book.… It should be said: Kevin Henkes is a genius.”
New York Times Book Review

“This begs to be read again and again.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

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

“The rare example of near-perfection in a picture book.”
— Horn Book (starred review)

“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