A Perfect Day
by Lane Smith
Roaring Book Press, 2017
A perfect day means different things to different creatures, but what happens when it means the same thing?
The cat enjoys the sun in the flower bed, the dog enjoys a water’s coolness in a wading pool, the Chickadee enjoys the seeds in a bird feeder, and the squirrel enjoys an ear of corn…..until bear arrives! It was a perfect day for squirrel, Chickadee, dog and cat and now it’s a perfect day for bear.
With richly textured, whimsical paintings showing the emotions of each creature, the young reader knows exactly what is happening when each creature enjoys their perfect day and when it is taken away. It tugs at the heart, but life is what it is. Somehow the story is comforting.