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One Magical Day
     

One Magical Day

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by Claire Freedman, Tina Macnaughton (Illustrator)
 

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From the award-winning author and illustrator comes a new story that celebrates each new day. Night shadows fade to a pale, golden dawn. It's a magical day -- wake up, Little Fawn! Join the animals as they wake to the beauty of a fresh morning, joyfully play in the sunshine, then fall asleep to the owl's gentle lullaby at the end of a brightly magical day.

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From the award-winning author and illustrator comes a new story that celebrates each new day. Night shadows fade to a pale, golden dawn. It's a magical day -- wake up, Little Fawn! Join the animals as they wake to the beauty of a fresh morning, joyfully play in the sunshine, then fall asleep to the owl's gentle lullaby at the end of a brightly magical day.

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Children's Literature - Keri Collins
From sunrise to sunset, all of the baby animals enjoy the magic of a summer's day. Beginning with a sleepy fawn and a family of ducks, various woodland animals, farm animals, and pets spend their time playing and napping until the moon rises high in the sky. Then the nocturnal animals wake up to celebrate the magical night. Simple rhyming lines convey the joy experienced by the animals as they skip, scamper, and swoop, while also occasionally incorporating the special vocabulary used to identify baby animals of each species, such as piglet, foal, and cub. Lushly illustrated in pastels by Tina Macnaughton, some spreads feature the loving bond between the mothers and their offspring, while others show the youngsters kicking up their heels, free of parental supervision. Careful observers will be on the lookout for the butterflies and lady bugs that flutter across the pages. Though this charming picture book lacks a traditional story structure, it is a solid choice for reading aloud to preschool groups and could be incorporated easily into classroom discussions of animals, seasons, and country life.
Kirkus Reviews
What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Fetching illustrations of adorable animal babies greatly enhance the rhyming text, which tells the spare tale of one summer day in the country. Many of the pictures show parents. The text is slight, but Macnaughton's widely varied color palette will keep children's attention. From a faun's awakening at dawn, to the end of the evening and a fluffy young owl, young animals frolic, sleep, eat and generally look adorable. Attention to detail is clear in the sketches of plants, and especially the butterflies that float through the pages, linking the animals together. A good bedtime book, this is likely to be popular with both parents and children. (Picture book. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845064570
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
03/05/2007

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One Magical Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter what time of day, everyday holds some magic in the life of young animals. As this summer day begins readers greet the morning as a fawn wakes up with it¿s Mother and, baby ducks explore tall grass by a pond, surrounded by blooming Iris¿s. In a field covered with red poppies lambs frolic, while piglets roll happily in the mud on a farm. Adorable puppies play, as a young fowl sunbathes. Kittens are cleaned by their Mother and nap cuddled by her warm body. While baby swallows get their dinner, young calves rest in the shade and a donkey gazes at the wonder of the sunset over the pasture. As night falls fox cubs poke their heads out and explore the meadow. Baby owls, shyly appear with their Mother, as the stars and moon rise. This beautiful story is told to us in rhyme. Using clean, lyrical text, Claire Freedman creates a magical world for a child to discover. 'A book especially to be appreciated by those enduring a long winter'. This is a wonderful story for a child anytime of day, but is perfect for bedtime or ¿winding down.¿ Tina Macnaughton¿s endearing illustrations are nothing short of spectacular and provide magnificent settings for all to enjoy. Every reader will feel apart of this summer day in the animal¿s world, as butterflies travel with them throughout many of the illustrations. Ms. Macnaughton captures the expressions of curiosity and joy on the faces of the animals, but does a particularly outstanding job with the lambs, kittens, piglets, swallows and fox cubs. This book is timeless and will be enjoyed by many generations of children and adults to come.