Georgie's Best Bad Day

illus. by Ruth Chan. 40p. Roaring Brook. Apr. 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781626722705.
PreS-Gr 1—Everyone has a bad day sometimes, and Georgie, the feline protagonist from Chan's Where's the Party?, is no exception. He wakes up on the floor, having fallen out of bed, and his day only deteriorates from there. When he meets up with his friends, he discovers that they are all having a similarly rotten time. Not ready to surrender to the doldrums, Georgie decides that doing their favorite things might improve their spirits. Despite the friends' best efforts, disaster lurks behind every activity, whether it's pickling, knitting, or baking. Misfortunes build to a crescendo that finally forces Georgie and friends to laugh at the situation, thereby "ruining" their bad day. Chan's quirky, cartoonish illustrations imbue the story with silly humor, borrowing some comic book elements, such as word balloons and letter art. This fun take on the power of friendship and overcoming obstacles through humor presents a valuable but subtle lesson on coping with bad days.
VERDICT A perfect choice for one-on-one and small group sharing.

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