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****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.

Copyright © 2005 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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