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Johnny's Bad Day

Written by Edward Ardizzone

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Perfectly formed this is a classic wordless picture book set long ago but which nonetheless sums up the kind of bad day that can happen to anyone at anytime and the similarly timeless loving resolution of it.

In a lovely picture with him squeezed between the bed and the wall Johnny actually gets out of bed on the wrong side…Arriving downstairs crumpled and dirty, his mother gives him a brisk cleaning up which doesn’t improve his mood. He then knocks over the jug, pulls his sister’s hair, gets sent to his room, gets shouted at by his father and runs away…Fittingly but with no unnecessary explanation, all ends well.

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Johnny's Bad Day Synopsis

Johnny gets out of the wrong side of the bed one morning – a bad start to a very bad day. Johnny spills the milk at breakfast, pulls his sister’s hair, and makes a horrid banging noise with his toys. His mother and father are very cross with him and he is cross with them! The day seems to be going from bad to worse, but, by the end of it, tired and tearful Johnny is a happy boy again.

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ISBN: 9781903252307
Publication date: 29/08/2008
Publisher: Jane Nissen Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781903252307
Publication date: 29th August 2008
Author: Edward Ardizzone
Publisher: Jane Nissen Books
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers

About Edward Ardizzone

Edward Ardizzone was born in 1900. His family moved to Ipswich in 1905 and lived there until Ardizzone was fourteen. It was in Ipswich, as he later wrote, that he "...learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that I have drawn so often in the Tim books."Ardizzone illustrated more than 170 books and his outstanding work in the field of children's book illustration was recognised when he won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956. The adventures of Tim are firm favourites with readers, young and old, throughout the world. He lived in Maida Vale in London for most of his life, ...

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