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A Perfect Day by [Lane Smith]

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Editorial Reviews

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PreS-Gr 1—An enjoyable afternoon is upended by an unexpected visitor in this charming book by the beloved children's writer and illustrator. It was the perfect day for young Bert, his cat basking in the sunshine, his dog frolicking in a plastic pool, a chickadee enjoying the birdseed—even a squirrel was relishing a corncob. Then a bear lumbers onto the scene and—well, it WAS a perfect day. The simple tale combines the elements of repetition and surprise for a satisfying read that will appeal to young audiences and beginning readers. The gestural illustrations, which have the appearance of paint loosely brushed over a textured surface, expressively capture the mood of each animal. In one image that sums up a spoiled moment, viewers see Bear flailing snow angel—style in the flower bed vacated by Cat—the proverbial uninvited guest who ruined the party. The tale was inspired by a black bear that is a frequent visitor to the artist's studio; a photo of the mischievous creature helping itself to the contents of a bird feeder appears with the author's blurb. VERDICT This gently humorous book is sure to circulate well in any picture book collection. A perfect way to introduce the concept of point of view.—Suzanne LaPierre, Fairfax County Public Library, VA --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Lane Smith is the award-winning author of 2012 Caldecott Honor book Grandpa Green, as well as It's a Book, and the middle-grade novel Return to Augie Hobble, among others. In 2012, the Eric Carle Museum named him a Carle Artist for "lifelong innovation in the field of children's picture books," and in 2014, he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. In 2017, he was awared the Kate Greenaway Medal for There is a Tribe of Kids. He lives in an old house in Connecticut with the designer Molly Leach, pondering the goings-on in his own backyard. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : February 14, 2017
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press (February 14, 2017)
  • ASIN : B01N4R2ROB
  • File Size : 14625 KB
  • Print Length : 32 pages
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
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  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 37 ratings