A Day So Gray

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Two little girls stand at a window looking out at a snowy day. One of them says that it is such a gray day, but the other says that it isn’t so. She points out all the different colors that can be found—soft brown, shining blue, silver splashes on bright yellow. As they walk outside, the first girl claims the field is a blah brown. The other girl shows the first one that the brown field is filled with things that are orange, black, red, and tan making up the brown. And so goes the day. The first girl insisting on the dullness while the second girl points out all the beauty that can be found if one only takes the time to look carefully for the details of the day.

Author Marie Lamba has written a sweet, quiet story that will help to give children a different perspective when they look at the everyday things around them while also reinforcing color names. Illustrator Alea Marley has filled the pages with perfectly enchanting pictures chock full of charming details that will keep youngsters’ eyes firmly on the pages. This will be a nice addition to any child’s library.

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Author Marie Lamba, with illustrations by Alea Marley
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 2019-10-29
ISBN 9781328695994
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Issue January 2020
Category Children's

1 review for A Day So Gray

  1. Kate Lutter

    I bought this book for my nephew. I love the author’s message—look in the bright side. Beauty is all around you. After we read the book, he pointed to all the things around him that he liked. Kudos to Ms. Lamba.

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