Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up Paperback – October 18, 2011


See all 15 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$4.25 $3.00

The Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder
The Beauty Detox Power by Kimberly Snyder
Check out these new and notable health, dieting & fitness books. | See all

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Amusing animal photos are paired with inspiring, witty text designed to lift the spirits. Skip sending that well-intentioned e-card to a blue buddy, and give this charming antidote instead." (Joanna Brichetto, BookPage) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Since the debut of his international bestseller The Blue Day Book, Bradley Trevor Greive has become a household name in more than 115 countries. A former Australian paratrooper, BTG left the army to pursue more creative misadventures. He has been bitten by wild monkeys and rabid bats and was accepted into Russia’s cosmonaut training program–though those incidents were, by and large, unrelated. BTG spends most of his time in a tiny Tasmanian hamlet.
 
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Reprint edition (October 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449414044
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449414047
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Since the debut of his international best-seller The Blue Day Book, Bradley Trevor Greive has become an international publishing sensation. A former Australian paratrooper, BTG left the army to pursue more creative misadventures. He has been bitten by wild monkeys and rabid bats and was accepted into the Russian cosmonaut program--though those incidents hopefully were unrelated. He spends most of his time in a tiny Tasmanian hamlet with his three very large dogs.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a cute little book with some great photos. Although some of the text is just a little too cliche for my taste, it does make me laugh.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Dana J. Tommaney on December 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you're bored or sad or feeling lonely or just down, this is the perfect fix. With a cute animal photo and a brief sentence on every page, this book helps you see that everyone has bad days and that tomorrow promises wonderful new things. The black and white pictures are works of art and the captions match them perfectly. This book made me smile and laugh and cry. I received it as a gift from a good friend and I want to run out and buy copies for everyone I know who has ever felt down and out! A great gift idea!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on January 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
What an adoreable, sweet, uplifting, simple little book!!! Shopping for the holidays and feeling a little bit down, it was fate that caused me to notice this book at the book store and pick it up. Well, after scanning through this gem of a book, my "blue day" was gone and I again had a spring in my step and a smile on my face!!
Oh yes, this book seems simple with short cliches placed to just the perfect pictures. That's what the beauty of this book is.
This book is a must for every coffee table. You never know when someone visiting your home needs a little lift but just doesn't want to talk to anyone about it. Life is about sharing smiles and this cute little book will definitely help you do that. :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Yoshiko Fukuda on January 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Or I would ask you which you prefer, reading a poem or looking at a photo. In this book, you'll find you can enjoy both of them very easily. You can hear sweet songs which are played in this book by both poems and photos. Actually I was so depressed when I got this book in my hands. I felt blue when I started looking into the bluish pages where I found funny looking animals with somewhat humanlike expression. Reading the sentences along these photos I felt somthing tickling inside myself. I felt like smiling. I couldn't help giggling. I felt so happy in the end. That's all I want to tell all of you who have some interest in this book. You must try it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A co-worker of mine bought this book for another one of our co-workers who is out of work with a very serious illness. We passed it around the office before sending it to her, and it brightened all of our days! It was the most adorable and hilarious book that I have ever had the pleasure of reading! I would definately recommend it as a gift to any adult. We can all easily relate to the passages!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Zebediah Rice on August 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This little book is witty, original, and impactfully put together. The juxtaposition of great photographs and a deceptively simple commentary gives rise to a true masterpiece. Our kids loved as much as we did! Can't wait for the next installment!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sokste on November 30, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is very good at what it is - a very brief visual lark which leaves you better off than you were when you started. The pictures are very fun, and they alone kind of move you into a lighter frame of mind. They sort of loosen you up. Then, for the change moment, the content is about all there is - face things. Take risks. Live each day as if it's your last - one day it will be. Then, a few more pictures, and it's over.
A Good Thing in a small package!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
When I hit a "blue period" I need to recognize that quickly -- and try to turn my mood around just as quickly. The pictures in Blue Day Book, by careful selection, inspiration, or luck, happen to work well for me. And the text with the photos is fine -- the photos are really the key here. To smile, chuckle, laugh seems to help break the spell of negativity -- to interrupt the downward monentum, have a chance to turn it around. So I recommend this book very highly, for oneself or as a thoughtful gift for someone you care about who is being touched by the Blues. I myself am not an optimist by nature. When the Blues don't seem to want to be shaken off in one try, then I do some journaling and reading at more depth. My current favorite for working on improving my mental attitude is The Positive Power of Negative Thinking by Dr. Norem. But sometimes a few minutes in the morning is really all it takes to stop that downward momentum -- which is why, in my blue periods, I keep the Blue Day Book on my bedside table. Maybe it should be called "photo therapy" -- this book is a good blues buster.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews