A Good Day

A Good Day

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . .

A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061140181
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2007
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 214,541
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Good Day 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good story about a bad day for one person can turn into a good day for a lot of people if you just don't let your attitude get in the way of you changing your opinion.
emilee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very boring picture book
cbruiz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very well conceived and to have a positive message for children; perseverance through tumultuous times will eventually yield a positive result. Events that hinder the day of bird, fox, dog, and squirrel are forgotten as time brings about good things, revitalizing their spirit. At the end, the book relates to the child, as a little girl becomes joyous having found a flower and calls to her mother, claiming ¿today was a good day.¿ I found the simplicity of storyline to fit the artwork perfectly, giving an impression of life as a very tranquil phenomenon.
cgammerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is definitely not my favorite Kevin Henkes book, but it is still a cute story. It is an easy read, so I would recommend it for kindergarteners and early first graders. A follow-up activity would be to discuss how some bad days can get better. I think most children would enjoy this book. The pictures are great, too!
kaitye24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
great book for working on reading for 'reading on my own age graders'
ffox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect in its simplicity. Four seemingly horrible events are followed by four happy revelations and a final turn of a horrible event into a reward. I liked this book because it makes it point clear and simple: bad things can become good things.
KellyKnox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Four animals each start out having a bad day, and then it turns around! It's a very simple story, and short book, but Henkes' illustrations are beautiful as always, and the book has such a sweet message. Good for very small children, older kids may be a little bored.
arielaver on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Even when things are difficult, it can still be a good day. That's basically what this sweet book is about. The illustrations are simple and clear, and so is the message.
jmvarnad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bird, a fox, a dog, and a squirrel overcome minor setbacks to have a very good day. I love Kevin Henkes writings. His art work is so colorful. It truly is inspiring.
Meerkat4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The lessons in this book are wonderful. I know some adults that can maybe learn a thing or two from it!!! it's all about life, and how life isn't always good. in fact, sometimes it's just bad. But if you have patience and see the good side of things, everything tends to just work out, and that can't be more true. On top of that, the pastel type art was very good, I wish I could draw like that!. I was really good book, and I highly recommend it.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful sweet book, all of the animals start off having a terrible day and then everything works out and turns around and its the best day ever!
katrinafroelich on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The simple straightforward message (sometimes problems work to our advantage in the end) is enhanced with beautiful illustrations that clarify the text.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Easter Bunny brought this book for my 2 year-old daughter. She is a big fan of "Kitten's First Full Moon" and this book did not disappoint either. It is a short and simple story that has a sweet message.
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