Vendor
Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Published by
Nancy Paulsen Books (2019-05-14)
Original language
English
Themas
Children’s picture books
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DANIEL'S GOOD DAY

by Archer, Micha

Daniel finds lives' poetry in the everyday activities of his own neighborhood, in this gorgeous companion to Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Daniel Finds a Poem.

The people in Daniel's neighborhood always say, "Have a good day!" But what exactly is a good day? Daniel is determined to find out, and as he strolls through his neighborhood, he finds a wonderful world full of answers as varied as his neighbors. For Emma, a good day means a strong wind for kite flying. For the bus driver, a good day means pleases and thank-yous. A good day is bees for the gardener, birthdays for the baker, and wagging tails for the mail carrier. And, for Daniel's grandma, a good day is a hug from Daniel! And when Daniel puts all these good days together, they make a lovely poem full of his neighbors' favorite things.

Micha Archer's vivid collages bring to life one special day, and her inviting text celebrates a vibrant community and an appreciation for the many simple things that give us joy.

Micha Archer wrote and illustrated Ezra Jack Keats Award winner Daniel Finds a Poem, and has also illustrated several picture books, including Girl Running (by Annette Bay Pimentel). Micha works in oil and collage on paper she creates with homemade stamps and layered tissue paper. She came from a long line of artists and teachers and taught for many years in a kindergarten. Raising two kids and teaching are where she cultivated her love for picture books and realized their importance as teaching tools. Micha lives in western Massachusetts in the house she and her husband built, surrounded by gardens and forests to roam in.

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Language Territory Type Vendor Status
German World All

Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Annelie Geissler

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Comments

A gorgeous picture book that invites young readers to make their own neighborhoods places where good days abound.

Review: Kirkus, starred review

Archer's oil-and-collage vignettes portray a diverse community in the midst of a lush, blooming spring, and impressive detail makes a flowering garden and a neighborhood newsstand (whose owner likes a day with "busy sidewalks and friendly faces") riveting.

Review: Publishers Weekly, starred review

Chinese (simpl.): Beijing Tianlue Books ; Korean: BIR Publishing

Quote: Penguin

A book that begs to be pored over and shared.

Review: School Library Journal, starred review

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