Praise and Reviews
“...when Mommy gives “the last good night”..., the boy gets to snuggle up with his beloved toys to discuss their respective days. Or, as Fox puts it, “the who, the what, the why, and the way...the whole wild thing...turned out okay.” Thus, with Stringer providing all the details in velvety, saturated acrylics,... The boy, of course, is the engine driving each toy’s adventure, as Fox and Stringer reveal in the final pages. But as much as this book is about being the center of the universe, it’s also about letting others hold the stage. A good friend, the final contented huddle tells readers, is also a good listener. "
--Publisher's Weekly (starred)
"A little boy loves to cuddle and chat with his stuffed-animal friends at bedtime.... The specifics are told wordlessly and in great detail in Stringer’s bright acrylic illustrations with just the right softly fuzzy surroundings... these adventures are charming and easy for little readers to follow... Fox’s use of rhyme and repetition has a flowing cadence that moves briskly along while allowing time to savor the details of the innocent delight of a small child’s imagination. A lovely, gentle story for bedtime sharing."
"... While the rhythmic and snappy text sets up the action, it’s really the art that tells the story. Rich spreads done in acrylics stay grounded in the present, but readers piece the story of the day together through the pictures. Each animal’s perspective provides more clues until the boy’s own version brings it all together. This warm, bedtime read celebrates the comforts of sharing a story together and a day well spent. "
--School Library Journal
... “the who, the what, the why and the way.” This catchall refrain and Lauren Stringer’s luminous illustrations combine to unleash an adorably benign saga of thunderstorm woes: Greedy Goose plummets from a rain-slicked branch; Blue Horse skittishly hides from the flash and boom; Fat Rabbit gets plopped in a puddle, then hung out to dry… Stringer is skilled at compositional intimacy, and her softly scumbled blues and simmering oranges and yellows combine to smooth the calamity and highlight the recovery."
--NY Times Book Review
Tell Me About Your Day Today
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