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A Most Unusual Day Hardcover – Apr 10 2018


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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (April 10 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062364308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062364302
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 0.6 x 26.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,087,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A heartwarming adoption story from a new big sister’s perspective. ...this acknowledgement that adoptive families come in as many variations as the general population is most welcome. An unusually good adoption book.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Mallery and Goodale skillfully embed clues to the big event throughout the text and illustrations...At book’s end, when we find out why the day is unusual—it’s the day Caroline meets her new baby sister—it’s clear that she and her family wouldn’t have it any other way.” (The Horn Book)

“There’s a sweetness to this story of Caroline’s topsy-turvy day, one that comes from the quiet understanding of classmates and her teacher. ...A lovely, charming addition to the growing canon of adoption stories.” (Booklist)

“This book could be read with any child expecting a new siblings...Caroline and her world are lovingly rendered by Goodale in ink and watercolors. ...This adoption story fills an important need in most picture book collections while also representing the general experience of becoming an older sibling.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Everything is off-kilter for Caroline . . . Mallery makes expert use of rhythm and repetition . . . while Goodale’s standout ink-and-watercolor digital collages reflect . . . the sweeping enormity of her feelings. An adoption story from the fresh viewpoint of an older sister, Mallery’s debut captures a child’s universal feelings with remarkable warmth and sensitivity.” (Publishers Weekly)

“What a delightful choice this book is for Big Brother or Big Sister. It documents the emotions of what it is like to go through a big, unknown but wonderful change in life.” (Florida Times-Union)

From the Back Cover

Usually, Caroline wakes up, gets dressed, eats breakfast, grabs her lunch box and backpack,

kisses her mother and father goodbye, hops on the bus, and goes to school. 

Usually.

But not today. Today is different. 

Today is an incredible, unforgettable, joyful, most unusual day!

For a young girl named Caroline, today is a most unusual day. Her daily home and school routines are fraught with joyful anticipation. Why? Because today, Caroline will meet her new adopted sister, who is arriving from far away. Sydra Mallery’s lyrical and rhythmic story about school, family, and siblings is accompanied by exquisite illustrations by E. B. Goodale. A perfect book to share with anyone who is welcoming a new family member!

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