Where Does Thursday Go?

Where Does Thursday Go?

by Janeen Brian, Stephen Michael King, Stephen Michael King
     
 

Thursday is Bruno’s birthday, and he wishes it didn’t have to end. But Friday is coming, and he knows his special day will be gone in the morning. What will happen to Thursday during the night? Where will it go? And can Bruno and his friend Bert find it in time to say goodbye?
This touching, whimsical tale will strike a chord with anyone who wonders

Overview

Thursday is Bruno’s birthday, and he wishes it didn’t have to end. But Friday is coming, and he knows his special day will be gone in the morning. What will happen to Thursday during the night? Where will it go? And can Bruno and his friend Bert find it in time to say goodbye?
This touching, whimsical tale will strike a chord with anyone who wonders about things, and with anyone who has wished that a special day would last forever.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
King's ink-and-watercolor illustrations depict a bright, starry, safe-feeling night, populated with animal characters made real by the simplest brushstroke depicting the set of a mouth or the movement of a paw. A perfect bedtime story.
School Library Journal
Publishers Weekly
After celebrating his birthday, Bruno, a little white bear with a big black nose, wonders what happens to the day after it's done. Accompanied by his friend Bert, a tiny penguin in aviator garb, Bruno journeys through a series of starry blue watercolors, looking for a Thursday he can say goodbye to. "First they came to a bridge. A gentle river gurgled beneath. `Oogle, gurgle, Oogle, gurgle,' it said. `Is that you, Thursday?' Bruno called out.... But there was no reply." Brian (Pilawuk) does not definitively resolve Bruno's question, but Bruno and Bert associate the departing birthday with the full moon (which hangs "like a silver balloon"), to which the two creatures wave an energetic goodbye before it slips behind a cloud. King (A Special Kind of Love) presents a cozy vision of night, his outdoor scenes spangled with glowing lanterns and bright windows. Children on the younger end of the target audience may enjoy this gentle tale; others may find that Brian's whimsy crosses the border into coy. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Bruno the bear had such a wonderful time at his birthday party that he is sad to see the day end. He and his bird friend Bert go looking for it "to say goodbye to it before it goes." They hear several nighttime sounds (a babbling river, a train whistle), which they mistake for signs of Thursday's departure. After imagining that it must be big and round like a birthday cake, bright like candles, and make them happy like balloons, they look up to see the luminous full moon above. Though the gentle tone and naive characters are reminiscent of Frank Asch's "Moonbear" books (S & S), this sweet story has a unique charm of its own. King's ink-and-watercolor illustrations depict a bright, starry, safe-feeling night, populated with animal characters made real by the simplest brushstroke depicting the set of a mouth or the movement of a paw. A perfect bedtime story.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618212644
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Janeen Brian has written more than fifty books, all published in Australia, as well as poems, plays, and stories for children's magazines in Australia and the USA. She lives by the sea in Glenelg, Australia.

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