Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Happens on Wednesdays

Yeesh! I started writing this post last Wednesday and then my internet connection was disabled. After 7 technicians I'm back and it's almost Wednesday again! Where does the time go? It seems like it's flying by these days.
Well, I'm glad to be back and raving about What Happens on Wednesdays by Emily Jenkins because this book is absolutely one of my new favorites.
Set in a colorful, lively Brooklyn neighborhood, it tells the story about a little girl's typical weekday. What I love most about this story is how both parents play an equal role in raising their little one. It's a busy schedule (like that of most of today's families) but they manage to fit in a lot of book reading, a visit to the library, tons of exercise and play. It's good for little ones who need to be assured that their busy schedules can become comfortable and fun routines.

Fresh out of the School of Visual Arts, Lauren Castillo sure knows what she's doing. Her style flows through the pages using mixed media: collage, pencil, pastel and watercolor. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of her work.
What happens on Mondays at 4:55 is:
it's time for me to get started, cooking dinner!


  1. What's for dinner? I think this book might win some awards. It's a very meaningful book that all kids will likely relate to.

  2. I can't wait to read this. I think I am always saying this, but you find good books. The art is beautiful! And books about what kids do, are usually winners with kids. The title reminded me of another book we like called Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino.

  3. Chicken stir fry again! Because D is so picky these days. It's one of the few things he loves (because of the baby corn and water chestnuts).
    I hope it wins some awards, it is a GREAT one.
    Thanks Lindsay, now I will find a copy of Every Friday. I agree, books about kids are usually winners and this book is right on :)

  4. I LOVE this book. It has won a Parents' Choice award already. The artwork is amazing.

  5. Coincidentally I just checked this out of the library today. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. Plus it takes place in Brooklyn, our home town so my son sees a neighborhood that looks familiar.

  6. Hi Kim,
    Thank you so much for posting about WEDNESDAYS! That was such a kind, kind review :-) And thanks also for popping over to my blog--I really appreciate your positive feedback!
    Keep up the great bloggin'!
    All the best,

  7. Mom and Kiddo your blogs are GREAT! Now I have a new sticker/ paint art project in mind for the kids and WOW!!! Lauren Castillo, Thanks so much for stopping by. I LOVE your art and all the cool art on your blog. Very inspiring :)

  8. Karen, What a great idea for a book business- kid's books and lollys, a winning combination! And thanks for letting us know about the Parent's Choice Award*****


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