Friday, July 13, 2007

BookSprouting Review: A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

Reading level: Baby-Preschool

Hardcover, 32 Pages

Published: February 2007

Estimated price: $16.99 USD

From my experience, the range of books for preschoolers and below is quite limited. It’s as if authors and publishers alike do not think toddlers can handle anything above the simplest of ABC books. Luckily there is a book like A Good Day by Kevin Henkes. This delightful story has all the elements of a preschooler book such as cheerful, bright illustrations accompanied by large and simple text, but the story is a little more complex than a book that identifies a girl and monkey doing little more than say, ‘look at me!’ (I kid you not—I found this silly book). A Good Day is about how a different point of view can completely transform a bad day into a good one. It teaches us that no matter how sad or helpless we may feel about a certain hiccup in our lives, with a little love, luck and persistence, anything is possible!

5 out of 5 sprouts

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