Natalie and the One-of-a-Kind Wonderful Day!

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Natalie has big five-year-old dreams for her future. So big, that her heart gets thumpy with excitement. Nat uses her very own words to tell about her hopes, struggles, and adventures. This makes the That’s Nat! series perfect for young readers just ready for chapter books. What Makes Natalie’s Day Wonderful? Natalie wants to do something no one else has done. But everything she tries goes wrong. There’s the egg wreck and the purple wallpaper mess. Through it all, Nat discovers ...

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Overview

Natalie has big five-year-old dreams for her future. So big, that her heart gets thumpy with excitement. Nat uses her very own words to tell about her hopes, struggles, and adventures. This makes the That’s Nat! series perfect for young readers just ready for chapter books. What Makes Natalie’s Day Wonderful? Natalie wants to do something no one else has done. But everything she tries goes wrong. There’s the egg wreck and the purple wallpaper mess. Through it all, Nat discovers something truly wonderful.

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Narrated by the self-numbered Natalie 24, an overactive five-year-old with a lot of big ideas, this Junie B. Jones knockoff packs a lot of action into a just a few pages. Left to her own devices Natalie makes "Omel-Nats" (omelets) for her family. Her parents do not hear her as she break eggs, opens grape jelly, drops a bag of flour and explodes the microwave in making her one-of-a-kind treat. When her parents eventually do wake up, they don't flip out; they simple say, "Only Natalie"-words that Natalie learns to hate. Natalie goes on about her day and gets into other scrapes-drawing with purple crayons on the bathroom wall, decorating her father's church shoes, bringing ants into the house. Her parents end her day with a talk with her about God's love and His acceptance. Natalie's language is very, very close to Junie B., complete with the mangling of the names of common objects ("spit-u-la thing") and the use of the word "that" ("I love that purple stuff"). Good thing God forgives her-many parents would be investigating that "spare the rod" verse. (Fiction. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310715665
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication date: 4/3/2009
  • Series: That's Nat!
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 988,066
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Cute book for young girls!

    Natalie is a five year old girl who wants to have a one-of-a-kind wonderful day. She tries first thing in the morning by making "omel-nats." That turns out to be not such a wonderful idea. This sweet, determined little girl continues to try new wonderful things all day long that just lead to disasters. She doesn't feel very happy by bedtime until a talk with her parents shows her God made her special and wonderful. Primary aged girls will enjoy this story and the character of Natalie.

    I enjoyed getting to know Natalie in this book and recommend this for your daughter or church library.

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