Monday, July 3, 2017

"Jammie Day" - a bookwrap



Authored by Carrie Snyder
Illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Ages 3-7
Grade Levels:  PS-Grade 3

Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations to enjoy...

About the book...

This charming book about Cliffy, a middle child, is all about a little boy who is sandwiched between a big brother and sister and a small brother and sister.  He is just kind of there and often seems many times to go unnoticed.  

One cold winter morning Cliffy decides he won't get dressed but wants to stay in his jammies all day long.  He fibs to his mom and tells her it's Jammie Day at school.  Distracted by her own thoughts and not delving into the truth of what Cliffy tells her she consents to let him do his thing and wear his jammies.  Off he goes to school in his favourite footy pajamas feeling mighty fine and proud of himself. 

His dad and even his teacher are unfazed about his strange attire and sneaky Cliffy pulls the wool over their eyes for a day... a week... then a whole month.  Oh my this kid is good!!!  The adults around him may be fooled but the smart kids at school climb aboard Cliffy's bandwagon and they start parading around at school in their pajamas too.  The ending is just perfect and will have you smiling for sure. 

This fun read-aloud is great because guess who wins?  Not the pre-occupied adults but the kids themselves making this book a huge hit.  Yes!!!! The illustrations are spot-on perfect, full of humour, family chaos, and emotion.  They showcase how Cliffy's jammies progressively become more tattered and torn ... loved almost threadbare by their happy, contented owner.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps rating... 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author...

CARRIE SNYDER is the acclaimed author of three books for adults. Her 2014 novel, Girl Runner, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and has been translated into ten languages. She is the author of two books for children: The Candy Conspiracy and Jammie Day! Carrie lives with her family in Waterloo, Ontario. 

About the illustrator...


I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  It’s no big surprise that I 
eventually found my way into illustration as I’ve always loved to draw.  Not only that, I grew up watching my very talented parents create a whole lot of kids books from their offices at home: my father in the basement, my mother in the attic.  Their work inspired me, as did many of the books I cherished as a child.  I knew from a pretty early age that, one day, somehow, I wanted take part in the creation of kids books.

Its been a long, bumpy, curvy and joyful road discovering my direction as an artist and designer.  I’m currently working on two new picture books, while my latest collaboration, Fishermen Through & Through hits the shelves (at a store near you!).  Some of my other books include award winning Kiss Me (I’m a Prince) by Heather McLeod, Dog Breath and Wellington’s Rainy Day, both by Carolyn Beck.

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