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I was such a reading fanatic as a child that I would have nightmares about my mom punishing me by taking away all of my books. So it would have been horrible if my kids had not been readers. But luckily the girls inherited my love of books and we often spend afternoons jumbled up on the sofa reading.
So I jumped on the chance to review Monday Is One Day written by Arthur A. Levine and illustrated by Julian Hector.
About the book: One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day. With monster roars and splashy puddles, with crazy ties and hugs, kids and parents count the perfect small moments of their weekday time together, looking forward to the weekend, when the days will be all theirs.
It arrived while the girls were at school but like a true picture book lover I sat down to read it immediately. The illustrations really struck a chord with me. All sorts of families are portrayed: working dads and working moms, kids being raised by grandparents, a single mom, two dads. As a parent who values teaching diversity to my kids, I really appreciated that the illustrator went beyond the stock image of a family.
When the girls got home, the book was the star of the afternoon story time. We talked about week and weekend days then practiced counting towards Saturday. And since I have been traveling and working on the weekends a lot more for my job, we also talked about how the parents in the book miss their kids and how mommy always missed them when she’s away.
Monday Is One Day retails for $16.99 but Scholastic is letting me give away three copies here on the blog! Yay, free books! Just leave me a comment here telling me why you want to win this particular book. Winner will be drawn one week from today.
Winners are Stephanie, Cathy E., and . Please check your in-box. Thank you to everyone who entered! I really appreciate you reading my blog and taking the time to enter.
Disclosure: Scholastic provided me with a copy of the book to review and compensated me for this post and giveaway. Opinions, thoughts, and words in this post are my own. Not only do I believe in Blog With Integrity but only a mean leprechaun would lie about a picture book.