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In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children's book, The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this "good night" story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family's nighttime routine.
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Sarah Ban Breathnach, a writer of remarkable wisdom, warmth, and compassion, has become a trusted voice to women around the world. Sarah is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy and the creator of The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude. Her work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and well-spent moments. Sarah reminds us to search with appreciation and awe for the small and the sweet in our daily lives. Following her sage insights, millions of women, including Oprah Winfrey, discovered unexpected contentment and solace in their own lives. Sarah lives in Southern California near her daughter, Kate, and their beloved animals.
Wendy Edelson 's beautiful watercolors have graced over thirty children's books as well as book covers, posters, pet portraits, print ads, calendars, fabric collections, puzzles, games, and collectibles. When not painting in her studio, she works in her garden, dreams of her next project, writes, works out, plays with her fluffy corgi, and listens to her husband, a professional jazz drummer, play music.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed all of Sarah's books. This is her first children's book. A lovely story with great illustrations. I plan on buying more for Christmas gifts. This story has a wonderful message that will be remembered. What a nice way to end the day with your children or grandchildren. Teachers would enjoy this book for young children.
The illustrator, Wendy Edelson brings the beauty of the seasons to each page. Sarah Ban Breathnach helps children of all ages to reflect on the day, and teaches us to be aware of all the wonder around and give thanks. A wonderful tool to help dialogue with a little one.
It is so nice—especially in the times we live in now where a computer screen offers up the next new story—to be able to enjoy and get lost in a book composed of beauty, finesse, and the absolute perfect combination of lovely writing and amazing illustrations. This new children’s book proves itself to be one of those books; the books that are stuck in our memories because they were our favorites to hear and see when we were growing up. This is not an exaggeration, either. This story is all about seeing the world and being thankful for it. From outside the window, looking into the great expanse of the night, all of the cool creatures and stunning wildlife are at rest...settling down with their own families for a good night’s sleep. From there, the book explores the enchanting moments that happen during each season. It brings children through autumn, seeing the creatures ‘stock up’ for when the winter snow starts to blow. Heading onto the bus for the first day of school, raking leaves – everything the lover of crisp, clean fall days enjoys most. Then, on to winter and the inevitable snowman; the creatures at rest while the warm fireplace burns. When spring comes to town, the wildlife once again peek their heads out to hear the enjoyment of the kids as they race back outside to have fun. Family loves the summertime, as well. Enjoying a picnic or fireworks with friends...every season is represented to a point where you wish it would never end, and staying a child forever could be a choice. There is new life from a family friend, there is cuddling with sheep and learning, while still young enough to be excited by the world, that life is most definitely something to treasure. For all readers, this will become a cherished book. This is one tale that, no matter how bad reality has intruded upon your day, will automatically uplift and excite. And when you curl up with the ones you love to read this story every evening, you will remember that the best part of your day is happening right then and there. Great writing, incredible pictures, and a way to look at the world that we should all try to do at least once a day! Quill Says: Enchanting.
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