On a Magical Do-Nothing Day (Hardcover)

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— Harper Kids

The outdoor adventure of a kid who would rather be home with a video game, who discovers the wonders hiding under every stone! Italian writer/illustrator creates gorgeous art with unexpected textures and details, more beautiful every time you look!

— Leah Moore

Description


Give the gift of a magical do-nothing day!

This picture book with startlingly beautiful words and pictures will spur imagination and a break from boredom or screen time.

Now a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year and Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

All I want to do on a rainy day like today is play my game. My mom says it’s a waste of time, but without my game, nothing is fun! On the other hand, maybe I’m wrong about that…

While reading On a Magical Do-Nothing Day, one gets the sense that the illustrator became lost in her drawings, and as a reader, you'll want to do the same. Perfect for fans of picture books by Julie Morstad, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, and Tomi Ungerer.

“Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator," said the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Last Stop on Market Street, Christian Robinson.

On a Magical Do-Nothing Day has been recognized with a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Don't miss this picture book that beautifully encourages unplugged exploration.

Praise For…


★ “Will resonate with young people just making their own discoveries and finding them precious. An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted through startlingly beautiful words and pictures.”

★ “Here true magic is found in the simple but transformative act of experiencing nature.”

★ “Alemagna demonstrates an uncanny knack for rendering emotional experience with line and color in this intimate and distinctive story. The spreads ignite with the warm glow of discovery.”

“Hands down, Beatrice Alemagna is my favorite contemporary illustrator. Pure magic.”

“Naive and childlike yet so very sophisticated. Lovely.”

“Heartbreakingly beautiful. You get the sense that she becomes totally lost in it while drawing and as a viewer you want to do the same. I think this might be Beatrice’s most breathtaking work yet.

“The name Beatrice means ‘she who brings happiness.’ Her work is not necessarily happy all the time-and I am grateful for that-but it is always is strong and delicate, lyrical and honest, all at the same time.”

“Seeing A Lion in Paris made me realize how beautiful picture books can be.”

“Something remarkable waits in every corner of Beatrice Alemagna’s world. Her work makes me feel like a child again.”


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062657602
ISBN-10: 0062657607
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 48
Language: English
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