What Did You Do Today?

Overview

Today is a busy day on the farm. Pigs are wallowing. Bees are buzzing. Chicks are pecking and peeping. In the middle of it all, one happy child climbs and runs and visits his animal friends. Then there's bathing and brushing and curling up tight—and telling the golden moon, "Good night."
Celebrate the small joys of life in this cozy, lighthearted look at a day in the barnyard. Young children will delight in ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $58.77   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$58.77
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(213)

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

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$99.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(94)

Condition: New
Hardcover New 0152014144 Never Read-may have some minor shelf wear-price inside cover-publishers mark-Good Copy-I ship FAST with FREE tracking! !

Ships from: Waresboro, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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

Overview

Today is a busy day on the farm. Pigs are wallowing. Bees are buzzing. Chicks are pecking and peeping. In the middle of it all, one happy child climbs and runs and visits his animal friends. Then there's bathing and brushing and curling up tight—and telling the golden moon, "Good night."
Celebrate the small joys of life in this cozy, lighthearted look at a day in the barnyard. Young children will delight in the activities of their favorite animals before settling down for a good night's sleep.

A cat, pig, bee, chicken, and other farm animals describe what they did during the day.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Through a series of "interviews" with 14 farm residents, Arquette (Daddy Promises) and Hayashi (My Two Grandmothers) model a wide range of idiosyncratic responses to that ubiquitous question, "What did you do today?" A fish replies, "I went out swimming with my school. We visited a crystal pool Where water ripples clean and cool. That's what I did today." A pig "found some mucky, muddy ground. I wallowed deep and rolled around. I made my favorite grunting sound." Hayashi's watercolor cartoons capture the bucolic expansiveness of a rural landscape, and she endows the nonhuman characters with comic dashes of personality (a bee, for example, angrily glares at a honey-stealing bear). However, various inconsistencies in the illustrations undermine the book's strengths. In the opening spreads, a boy seems to be set up as the observer/interrogator but he's absent from the middle sequences. Another promising thread an animal appearing as a minor character in one scene generates the action in the scene that follows falls by the wayside for the final pages. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-On each spread of this lilting read-aloud, a child asks about an animal's activities: "What did you do today, little bee? What did you do today? A brown bear took my honey out. I buzzed and bumbled all about. And then I stung him on the snout. That's what I did today." The bee's annoyed expression and the bear's dismay are convincingly portrayed in the large, uncluttered illustrations. Other creatures that describe their day include a dog, cat, pig, chick, ant, fish, and spider. The repetitive question and response-"What did you do today? That's what I did today"-invites youngsters to join in the recitation. The book concludes with the child's day and bedtime. Hayashi's watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are competent and on occasion sweet and or funny, but are no match for the delightful, rhythmic text. This is unfortunate because a good picture book might have been a great one.-Susan Weitz, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
All the animals on the farm are busy: the dog is deep into mischief, the cat is companionably teasing, whereas the pig practically glories in his cool mud, and all the other animals-and a child-report their activities in a swinging, compelling rhyme. The refrain, "That's what I did today," concludes one animal's two-page spread and ties it to the "What did you do today" of the next in line to show off. The pictures usually follow as well, so the bunny has chosen to eat his carrot in the strawberry bush where the spider has "found a spot without a trace / Of hanging webs of silver lace." Joining the spider in that scene is the bee that will report on the next page. A charming Asian boy follows the antics and performs his chores, earning him a well-deserved sleep at the end of the day. Hayashi's (My Two Grandmothers, 2000, etc.) softly hued watercolors, combined with dramatically bright prismacolor pencil, deftly engage the eye. When the dog carries his young master's pig slippers away, the cat tries to teach the dog to purr, and the pig hefts his bottom into the mud, the sprightly rhyming text comes alive. Working its way from the dog to the cat and on through a bee, a bear, an ant, a fish, and a bird, all bases are covered in this joyful romp. (Picture book. 3-5)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152014148
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.48 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

KERRY ARQUETTE has written for many magazines as well as the anthology Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul. Her first book for children was Daddy Promises. She lives with her family in Arvada, Colorado.

NANCY HAYASHI is the illustrator of My Two Grandmothers and Bunny Bungalow, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "a fetching bedtime book, as snug as they come." She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

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

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