Just Another Ordinary Day

( 1 )

Overview

Like most kids, Amanda gets dressed, goes to school, plays with friends, and eats dinner with her family. But don't be fooled by this deceptively simple story ' readers will soon find out that Amanda is no ordinary girl! Best-selling Australian artist Rod Clement has created a wickedly funny picture book in which the artwork tells an extraordinary story of ‘just another ordinary day.'

Amanda's ordinary day has her riding to school with a Tyrannosaurus rex, talking ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $6.27   
  • New (2) from $90.92   
  • Used (5) from $6.27   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$90.92
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(193)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0064435008 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(177)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Like most kids, Amanda gets dressed, goes to school, plays with friends, and eats dinner with her family. But don't be fooled by this deceptively simple story ' readers will soon find out that Amanda is no ordinary girl! Best-selling Australian artist Rod Clement has created a wickedly funny picture book in which the artwork tells an extraordinary story of ‘just another ordinary day.'

Amanda's ordinary day has her riding to school with a Tyrannosaurus rex, talking after lunch with an alien, sailing a pirate ship at the school library, and riding home on an elephant.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clement purposefully contrasts a bland text about Amanda's run-of-the-mill school day with large-scale drawings that reveal her schoolmate is an alien, her science teacher is a giant insect and her elderly neighbor is a Tyrannosaurus rex. In PW's words, "the deadpan visual gags are likely to earn strong laughs." Ages 3-8. May
Children's Literature - Dia L. Michels
Join Amanda on just another ordinary day as she spends her day going to school, talking with friends, and returning home with her family. Only with Amanda, these simple things are anything but ordinary! She rides to school with a neighbor, a Tyrannosaurus! She talks to Sue, the new girl at school, who is from so far away that she's a three-eyed alien! And Mom picks her up in their off-road vehicle, an elephant! Cartoonist Rod Clement creates a fantasy world from the stuff of everyday life. Use your imagination and join Amanda where the simple is anything but ordinary.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3A clever, creative, and funny picture book from Australia. A laconic text tells of frizzy-haired Amanda's ordinary day while hilarious illustrations belie every word. Her alarm at 6:30 a.m. is a stout Oriental potentate striking a huge gong; she is driven to school by "the oldest person on the block," an elderly dinosaur in a dress; her science teacher is a huge, bug-eyed insect; "lunch from the cafeteria" consists of a banquet table with a butler dispensing immense hamburgers; her mother's off-road vehicle is an elephant. There's more inventive fun on every bold, double-page spread. Amanda, her family, and her schoolmates are unfazed by all these marvels, maintaining deadpan facial expressions at all times. The brightly colored artwork cleverly combines expressive, slightly caricatured humans with crisply realistic backgrounds and creatures.Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Just Another Ordinary Day (32 pp.; PLB May 11, 1997; 0-06-027666-5; PLB 0-06-027667-3): Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's "typical" day, as she rises to her alarm (a shirtless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home "in a land far far away," and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge "cat," a lion named Fluffy. The text's casual, poker-faced tone contrasts deliciously with the array of monsters in cleverly skewed surroundings, all rendered with loving attention to detail. Inspired silliness.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064435000
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rod Clement is a well-known author, illustrator and cartoonist. He has written and illustrated Grandpa's Teeth and Just Another Ordinary Day and illustrated Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, both written by Sheena Knowles. He is also a caricaturist for several Australian newspapers. Mr. Clement lives in Sydney, Australia.

Rod Clement is a well-known author, illustrator and cartoonist. He has written and illustrated Grandpa's Teeth and Just Another Ordinary Day and illustrated Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, both written by Sheena Knowles. He is also a caricaturist for several Australian newspapers. Mr. Clement lives in Sydney, Australia.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2001

    'Just Another Ordinary Day!'

    This book is just no other ordinary book , Its humourous!. You must read this book. This book is not ordinary like other books. The pictures tell whats going on. But first ,try covering the pictures and reading the text and then look at the pictures. Funny A!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)