This picture book by Cynthia Rylant illuminates all the possibilities a day offers—the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again—and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet.
Nikki McClure’s illustrations of meticulously crafted cut-paper make this a very visually appealing book. Though I’m a big fan of Cynthia Rylant, I didn’t find this book to be among her best. It’s a little too highbrow for the children’s audience for which it is intended.
The illustrations make it worth adding to your collection, but I’m not sure it would be among a child’s “Read It Again, Mommy!” collection.
Recommended for Kindergarten to 2nd Grade.
Mrs. Archer’s rating 5 of 5 for the illustrations, 3 of 5 for the text.