What a wonderful Sunday surprise! A GRAND DAY is in The New York Times!!! And the review calls it “a rollicking celebration of familial love, in all its intergenerational, interracial and differently abled forms.” So grateful for illustrator extraordinaire, Samantha Cotterill (Friends, her art will make you want to jump right into the pages!), agent Erin Murphy, editors Sylvie Frank & Paula Wiseman and the entire dream team at SimonKIDS. Wahoo! https://www.nytimes.com/…/sabine-timm-jamie-michalak…
Here’s the glorious review:
“[W]ipe the sleep from your eyes already, because Jean Reidy and Samantha Cotterill’s A GRAND DAY (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 40 pp., $18.99, ages 4 to 8) is a rollicking celebration of familial love, in all its intergenerational, interracial and differently abled forms.
‘A million kisses! Hugs! Hooray! Our grand day begins this way.’
Bursting with earnest rhyme and mixed media dioramas, Reidy and Cotterill’s book whisks us from one smiling family to another over the course of one day. There’s jelly toast and tea at one grandparent’s house, gardening at another, and baking, picnics, yoga and pumpkins everywhere!
‘Pack a basket. Fill a plate. Grand day goodies! We can’t wait!’
How could anyone feel surly or bored when every moment is so bright and crisp, and full of poetry, pie, cartwheels, campfires, marshmallows and music? Each scene is so deftly constructed, lit and photographed, your fingers will want to reach out and grab that rake or strum Grandpa’s beautiful blue guitar. Reidy’s rhymes are as waltz-y as they are warm, but it is Cotterill’s handiwork that really made me want to nibble on a page or two.“
To find out more about A GRAND DAY or to purchase your copy, please see the book page right here!