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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month May 2018 Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award
Award winning Lane Smith celebrates the simple delights of Cat who loves the warmth of the sun, and Dog who loves the cool of the water, and Bird who loves birdseed. All are set for a perfect day…But then Bear turns up! Suddenly the day looks very different. With almost no words, Lane Smith’s illustrations set the scene of the story brilliantly and then allow the reader to fill in exactly what happens in their own way.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2018
Square by Mac Barnett
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith
Gaspard the Fox by Zeb Soanes & James Mayhew
Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman
The Sand Dog by Sarah Lean
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Plantopedia by Adrienne Barman
A warm, funny picture book about a group of animals and their (not so) perfect day in the garden, from beloved author and illustrator Lane Smith. Whether basking in the warmth of the sun, nibbling on a fresh yellow corn-on-the-cob, or cooling off in a clear pool of water, it is a truly beautiful afternoon for all . . . what could possibly go wrong?
In this follow up to the beautiful Kate Greenaway Medal-winning There Is a Tribe of Kids, Lane Smith's bright and fresh artwork combines with his sharp wit and enormously appealing characters to create a story full of playful chaos. Inspired by Lane Smith's real life encounter with a marauding bear, A Perfect Day is a perfect picture book for story time.
The perfect introduction for children to learn about perspectives and differing points of view. This use of block-printing proves striking and immersive illustrations - the reader can feel the warmth of the sun and the cool of the water. Carousel Magazine
Smith, with his signature humor, masterfully fills the spreads with Bear's immense scale and endearing antics, capturing each comedic beat with text repetition and expressive illustrations Kirkus
Smith's artwork is a riot of color and texture-forceful brushstrokes evoke animal fur, and gestural flowers create blasts of color in the landscape Publishers Weekly
A simple but entirely clever story Reading Zone
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||3rd May 2018|
|Publisher:||Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Lane Smith is the creator of a shelf of books, including the New York Times bestselling It's a Book and its companion, It's a Little Book. The beautiful Caldecott Honor-winning Grandpa Green can also be found there alongside his brilliantly quirky collaborations with John Scieszka: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. He has also illustrated Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and collaborated on the conceptual design of the Disney movie adaptation. In 2012, the ...More About Lane Smith