One Of Those Days

One Of Those Days

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by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Rebecca Doughty
     
 

Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. Have you ever had a day when . . .

your favorite pants shrunk in the wash?

your best friend was being a beast?

you were too short to go on the best ride?

no one would listen to you?

Well, take heart—you’re not alone. Everyone has one of those days sometimes. And even if you bowled gutter balls or

Overview

Sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. Have you ever had a day when . . .

your favorite pants shrunk in the wash?

your best friend was being a beast?

you were too short to go on the best ride?

no one would listen to you?

Well, take heart—you’re not alone. Everyone has one of those days sometimes. And even if you bowled gutter balls or your nice sweater made you itchy, at least there’s a bright side—a brand-new day is waiting for you tomorrow, and you can laugh at those days when they’re over.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A sympathetic reminder that no matter how bad they seem, those days don't last forever."—Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Rosenthal enumerates ways in which a child's happiness can be squelched by a rotten day. The array of mishaps includes sibling and friendship problems, disappointing birthdays, itchy clothing, misplaced belongings, and self-doubt. Each unwelcome incident warrants a special designation. There's a "Keep Spilling Stuff Day," a "Nobody's Listening To You Day," a "Gutter Ball Day," and a "Not Big Enough Day." This succinct book is not a story but an imaginative list of calamities that culminates predictably with the promise that all bad days lead to a new dawn. The angst of the characters is rendered effectively through the partnership of Rosenthal's words and Doughty's cartoons, reminiscent of her illustrations in Harriet Ziefert's 39 Uses for a Friend (2001) and 31 Uses for a Mom (2003, both Putnam). The format of this humorous book will serve as an excellent springboard for students trying their own hands at writing about "one of those days."-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399243653
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/18/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
283,689
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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From the Publisher
"A sympathetic reminder that no matter how bad they seem, those days don't last forever." —Horn Book Magazine

Meet the Author

Rebecca Doughty paints, illustrates and writes books for children.

She wrote and illustrated Lost and Found (2005) and You Are To Me (2004) and has also illustrated numerous books including 31 Uses for a Mom, 39 Uses for a Friend, and Toes Have Wiggles, Kids Have Giggles, all published by G.P.Putnam's Sons.

Her quirky style is distinctive for its deceptively simple line drawings and its subtle, mischievous humor. Accompanied by playful and lyrical verse, her books speak to audiences of all ages.

Rebecca 's drawings and paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally for twenty years. She has received numerous awards and grants, most recently a "Best Show" award from the International Association of Art Critics, Boston, and a fellowship at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland.

She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Praise for Rebecca Doughty’s books...

"...sunny, unexpected metaphors avoid the cliches....an ego-boosting bagatelle for children, and also fun for grown-ups who may hear echoes of Cole Porter's "You're the Top." —Booklist on You Are to Me

"A charming exploration of the joys of sharing."— School Library Journal on You Are to Me

"..The waggish pictures illustrate [the text] with verve and humor."— Kirkus Reviews on 31 Uses for a Mom

"Doughty's scribbly black-line drawings exude a playful, childlike charm."— Publisher's Weekly on 31 Uses for a Mom

“Clever touches abound."— Booklist on Toes Have Wiggles, Kids Have Giggles

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One of Those Days 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 8yr old loved it - explains how some days are harder than others- and things don't always go exactly as you plan. Easy to relate to and funny. Cute illustrations and wording.