Daniel's Good Day

by Micha Archer

Daniel is on his way to Grandma’s house when passing neighbors tell him to... read more

Daniel is on his way to Grandma’s house when passing neighbors tell him to “have a good day!” But what makes a day a good one? Curious, Daniel pauses along his way to ask everyone he passes. For some, weather makes a good day: clear skies for the housepainter perched on a ladder, a strong wind for kite-flying Emma. For others, it’s friendliness: the bus driver appreciates a “please” and a “thank-you,” while the mail carrier hopes for “wagging tails” at the houses to which he delivers. Success at work makes a good day for some, like the baker (“birthdays”) and the crossing guard (“everybody home safe”). And all Grandma needs is a hug from Daniel to make her day a good one. Brightly colored, highly detailed mixed-media illustrations show a highly diverse neighborhood where brown-skinned, curly haired Daniel enjoys a level of independence and close familiarity in a story that exudes warmth and good cheer.

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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