A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

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It started out as a bad day for little yellow bird, little white dog, little orange fox, and little brown squirrel. Until . . .

A discovery, and love, and luck and persistence, and a different point of view changed all that. What can turn a bad day into a good day? You decide.


About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages—among them are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Chrysanthemum, and Wemberly Worried. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Kitten's First Full Moon, a Caldecott Honor for Owen, and a Newbery Honor for Olive's Ocean. He lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published February 27, 2007 by Greenwillow Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Rounding out the pleasing circularity of events is a little girl’s happy discovery of little yellow bird’s feather: “Mama!

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Publishers Weekly

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The skillful circularity of this simple tale is capped by a nameless barefoot girl who finds the bird's "perfect yellow feather" and jauntily tucks it behind one ear.

Dec 18 2006 | Read Full Review of A Good Day

Common Sense Media

Life does move on, things turn around, and what seemed like a bad day is suddenly good -- and what had created fleeting disappointment in one world adds to happiness in another.

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