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*****= An all-time favorite
****The Blue Day Book for Kids
A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up
by Bradley Trevor Greive
Reviewed August 27, 2005.
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City, 2005. 44 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (E GRE).
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2005 (#6, Picture Books)
“Have you ever had a blue day? A blue day is a day when nothing goes right and you feel kind of lousy. You might feel grumpy, lonely, really shy, or just plain pooped.”
The words of this book may sound like a typical, somewhat trite children’s book. What makes the book stand out are the animal pictures that perfectly illustrate each emotion or action suggested by the text.
When this book came in, I had a group of adults looking through it and laughing at the pictures. I brought it home, and my ten-year-old picked it up and started laughing at it.
If you’re feeling blue when you start reading this book, I guarantee you’ll still be able to find a chuckle at these faces of animals who seem to perfectly portray human emotions. The suggestions for cheering yourself up aren’t too bad, either.
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