Just Another Ordinary Day

Just Another Ordinary Day

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by Rod Clement
     
 

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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

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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.'

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064435000
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.07(d)
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.

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Just Another Ordinary Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!