This big-hearted story of kindness--reminiscent of The Day the CrayonsQuit--is written by the bestselling author of Ordinary People Change the World and illustrated by the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of Beekle. Sunday quit, just like that. She said she was tired of being a day. And so the other days of the week had no choice but to advertise: WANTED: A NEW DAY. Must be relaxing, tranquil, and replenishing. Serious inquires only. Soon lots of hopefuls arrived with their suggestions, such as Funday, Bunday, Acrobaturday, SuperheroDay, and even MonstersWhoResembleJellyfishDay Things quickly got out of hand . . . until one more candidate showed up: a little girl with a thank-you gift for Sunday. The girl suggested simply a nice day--a day to be kind. And her gratitude made a calendar's worth of difference to Sunday, who decided she didn't need to quit after all. When we appreciate each other a little bit more, all the days of the week can be brand-new days where everything is possible.
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 2.5 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 512081 / New Day
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2020 School Library Journal 01/01/2021 pg. 57 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2021 Publishers Weekly 01/18/2021 Shelf Awareness 03/19/2021 Booklist 05/28/2021
About the Author Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The First Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer's Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.
Dan Santat is the author and/or illustrator of more than one hundred titles, including the Caldecott Medal winner The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. He graduated with honors from the Art Center College of Design, and is the creator of the Disney animated hit The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.