On a Magical Do-Nothing Day by Beatrice Alemagna

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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!

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.

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ISBN : 0062657607
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 pages


David rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2017

I decided to read all seven of the books Maria Popova (on twitter) says were the loveliest picture books of 2017: https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/12... This is my fourth in the series, a NY Times Picture book of the Year, mainly for its pretty stunning illustrations by the author. A girl wants t...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

December 05, 2017

One of the NYT Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017. A bored modern child is encouraged to go out and play on a rainy day, and after losing their electronic device, are able to open themselves up to the wonders of rain, play, dirt, imagination, and the natural world. The child in the lovely...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★☆☆

January 27, 2018

I'm slowly making my way through The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017 as selected by brainpickings. You can see the list here: https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/12... This is the fourth picture book on the list that I've read and it's worth picking up for the art alone. The illustrations are...

Hannah rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2017

Nature can awaken even the most stodgy of imaginations. In MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY, Alemagna's bespectacled, bored child (gender is never addressed, which I LOVE) finds theirs jump-started after they drop their video game in a pond and begin to notice the wonder of the woods around them. Alemagna'...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

September 15, 2017

Whimsical, child-like and happy. Bright, wonderful colors. 5 stars all the way!

Danielle rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

"Why hadn't I done these things before today?" Love these illustrations, especially the neon orange raincoat, which feels linked to the neon pink fluffy in Alemagna's THE WONDERFUL FLUFFY LITTLE SQUISHY. Both are objects that are kind of infused with specialness and strangeness, that lead to exper...

KC rated it ★★★★☆

October 01, 2017

Beautifully illustrated story of a boy and his mom who go to a cabin the woods and where he discovers a a world of wonder.

Alex rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

A young girl and her mother arrive at their cabin on a rainy, rainy day. Not really happy to be there while her mother works, the girl loses herself in her device, playing games and destroying Martians. When her mother takes the device away from her and tells her to go outside, the girl manages t...

Nicki rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2017

I really enjoyed this picture book which would be ideal for a Year 1 or 2 class. It tells the story of a child who just wants to play on their games console but when they finally get outside they get carried away in an adventure of the great outdoors! A captivating story which shows children ther...

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

Enchanting & grumpy & beautiful & perfect.

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