What Happens on Wednesdays by Emily Jenkins

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A preschooler marks the progress of her day, not by the clock but by what happens after lunch, after nap, after swimming, after the library - and after Daddy comes home. She doesn't map her neighborhood by street signs, either. Her morning walk to see dogs in the park takes her past the cat outside the deli, past her friend Errolyn's building and the daycare where she used to go when she was little, and down the block to the bagel store.
 
The sounds, tastes, smells, and sights of a multiethnic Brooklyn neighborhood, as seen through a child's eyes and captured with enchanting pictures by debut illustrator Lauren Castillo, will encourage children to make their own sensory maps and list the events in their daily schedules.
 

About Emily Jenkins

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EMILY JENKINS is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including two Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Books, Five Creatures and That New Animal. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.   LAUREN CASTILLO received her master's degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published August 7, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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“What happens on Wednesdays is I wake up when it is still dark out.” From dark to dark, a preschooler’s ingenuous narration of her day is a catalogue of the sweetly ordinary sights and events that make up the length and breadth of her reassuringly stable world.

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From the moment she wakes up all the way to her bedtime, the unnamed girl describes everything that happens on Wednesdays, along the way giving a sense of her personality (“Today is not a kissing day,” she reminds her parents several times), her neighborhood (she knows all of the dogs by name), h...

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that even if they don't live in Brooklyn or have the flexible schedules these parents enjoy, the little girl's confidence in the rhythm of her day will feel familiar.

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