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Pajama Day
     

Pajama Day

4.7 4
by Lynn Plourde, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)
 

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It’s Pajama Day, and everyone in Mrs. Shepherd’s class is wearing their favorite PJs to school. Everyone, that is, except Drew A. Blank. He forgot his—just like he forgot his slippers, his teddy bear, his favorite breakfast snack, and everything else he needs to celebrate Pajama Day. Drew would forget his own name if it weren’t written on

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It’s Pajama Day, and everyone in Mrs. Shepherd’s class is wearing their favorite PJs to school. Everyone, that is, except Drew A. Blank. He forgot his—just like he forgot his slippers, his teddy bear, his favorite breakfast snack, and everything else he needs to celebrate Pajama Day. Drew would forget his own name if it weren’t written on his hand as a reminder. But he doesn’t want to be the odd man out. Can resourceful (and forgetful) Drew find a way to participate in Pajama Day anyway? It’s much too fun to miss!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the third title begun with School Picture Day, Mrs. Sheperd's students put on their PJs and head to class for Pajama Day by Lynn Plourde, illus. by Thor Wickstrom-all except for Drew. But the boy's resourcefulness allows him to join in the fun. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-The creators of School Picture Day (2002) and Teacher Appreciation Day (2003, both Dutton) have produced another winner. Despite numerous sticky notes applied to various parts of his body, Drew A. Blank has forgotten all of the things he was asked to bring to class for Pajama Day. Undaunted by his forgetfulness and not wanting to be the "odd man out," the boy uses his imagination and arrives at some inventive solutions to supply the needed items. He places mismatched mittens on his feet to serve as slippers and even dresses up the class guinea pig so he can participate in the teddy bear play. A tongue-in-cheek explanation for Drew's forgetfulness is offered at the end of the book when his mother picks him up from school and chauffeurs him on a frenzied round of activities that would interfere with anyone's concentration. As with the other two titles, part of the humor lies in the over-the-top improbability of the situation. Wickstrom's cheery watercolor cartoons, depicting a multiethnic class, add to the fun. Pajama Day won't be a sleeper.-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Isn't there one in every class? All of Mrs. Shepherd's students show up on Pajama Day with pillows, plushies, and pj's-except for aptly named Drew A. Blank. Happily, Drew does bring along a full measure of ingenuity, and so rather than being "odd man out" all day, he quickly concocts alternative sleepwear from found materials, substitutes a balloon for a pillow, finds ways to participate in all the day's activities-and even becomes a local hero by waking his classmates from an inadvertently extended naptime before they miss their bus. But there's something else he's supposed to remember. . . . Wickstrom's relaxed cartoon scenes of smiling, bean-nosed figures visually underscore the casually inclusive atmosphere in Mrs. Shepherd's class; readers who have already met these lively children and their understanding teacher in School Picture Day (2002) and Teacher Appreciation Day (2003) will happily snuggle down for this new episode. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142407448
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/11/2007
Series:
Picture Puffin Series
Edition description:
Reprint Edition
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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...this picture book promises a silly story and delivers it with style. (Booklist)

Meet the Author

Thor Wickstrom and Lynn Plourde are the team that created two other well-received books about Mrs. Shepherd's class. Mr. Wickstrom lives in Hancock, Massachusetts.

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Pajama Day 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
wildflower-3428 More than 1 year ago
This book very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fun story, enjoyed by my now 5 year old who had a pajama party!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes me laugh! In this fabulous story, 'Pajama Day', by Lynn Plourde Drew forgets everything. He forgets his snack, pillow, homework assignment, pj's, slippers, and teddy bear on pajama day. It is just crazy! I think this book is awesome. Drew had to go to the dentist, piano, soccer, and a scout meeting. He made it to each one, because he finally wrote a letter on this foot to remind him! He remembered! A great quote from the author is when Drew said, 'Double-Fudge, I forgot mine! I knew there was a reason I stuck a sticky note to my stomach!' My favorite part is when Drew is trying to sleep and he can't find his pillow. He found a balloon and he keeps playing with it and it popped! I recommend this book to everyone because Drew forgets everything. Do you forget stuff?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes me laugh! In this fabulous book, 'Pajama Day', by Lynn Plourde, Drew forgets everything! He forgets his snack, pillow, homework assignment, pj's, slippers, and teddy bear on pajama day. It is just crazy! I think this book is awesome. Drew had to go to the dentist, piano, soccer, and scout meeting. He made it to each one because finally he wrote a letter on his foot to remind him. He remembered! A great quote from the author is when Drew said, 'Double-fudge, I forgot mine! I knew there was a reason I stuck a sticky note to my stomach!' My favorite part is when he is trying to sleep, but he can't find his pillow and he found a balloon instead. He kept playing with it and it popped! I recommend this book to everyone because Drew forgets everything. Do you forget stuff?