Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb

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In this delightful bedtime story, a young bear tells his mama all about his exciting day in reverse inspiring little listeners to do the same.

Just before going to bed, Timmy Bear and his mama play a game they call Tell Me the Day Backwards. Timmy tries to remember everything that happened to him that day in reverse, from watching the sunset on the hill to the picnic supper before that, from being chased by bees to finding honey in an old tree stump, all the way back to waking up that morning from his winter-long hibernation. Albert Lamb and David McPhail spin a charming bedtime story sure to have parents and children sharing their own day backwards with each other.

About Albert Lamb

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Albert Lamb has worked as a cartoonist, a musician, and a writer. He is the author of Sam’s Winter Hat, also illustrated by David McPhail. Born in Boston, Albert Lamb now lives in the Cotswolds in southwest England. David McPhail has been an artist ever since he was a child. He has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Emma in Charge and Weezer Changes the World. He lives in New Hampshire.
Published March 22, 2011 by Candlewick Press. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“And before that?” prompts his mother: “I was chased by bees, and they were stinging me!” Kids may take a couple readings to fully grasp the author’s intent, but few books illustrate the notion of “before” better than this.

Mar 01 2011 | Read Full Review of Tell Me the Day Backwards

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A classic theme—a bedtime recounting of the day's happenings between parent and child—is creatively tweaked in this warmhearted book by the creators of Sam's Winter Hat.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Tell Me the Day Backwards

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