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  • ISBN: 1797210807
  • ISBN: 9781797210803
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 27 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2023.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Told in rhyming text, a little girl is having a day where absolutely nothing goes right, a day filled with frustration and annoyances, but even bad days end eventually.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 5 to 8. Chronicle Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 March #2
    This riff on Judith Viorst's celebrated Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day shows a dramatic little girl complaining all the way through a day filled with mishaps, starting with too much milk in her cereal. The humor comes from the girl's overreactions and the way the watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations chronicle her struggles with things like getting on her tights and having hiccups in class. The "ode" structure shows in the way each section starts with the girl addressing each part of the day and its many frustrations, as in "Oh Bad Morning" and "Oh you Clothes," as well as in the rhyming format. The little girl lurches from soggy cereal to uncooperative clothes to a day at school that includes a kid who cuts in line and a pudding cup missing from her lunch. After school, she's bored at the store and faceplants in her slimy spaghetti. At book's end, "annoyed . . . / but not destroyed," she realizes tomorrow may be better. A bit one-note, but engaging. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Chelsea Lin Wallace is a children’s author, poet, and former elementary school teacher with a master's in education. When she isn’t busy writing for kids, she can be found cheering them on—coaching volleyball, directing musical theater, and encouraging her students through their ups and downs. While Chelsea has had her own share of bad days, this is her first ode to one. She is represented by Jen Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter Charlee, and her dog, Lucky. Learn more at
Hyewon Yum is an author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Last Night, which received a Fiction Honorable Mention for the BolognaRagazzi Award and the Golden Kite Award; There Are No Scary Wolves, winner of the Society of Illustrators’ Founder’s Award; The Twins’ Blanket, a Junior Library Guild selection; and Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!, recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Subject: Frustration Juvenile fiction
Emotions Juvenile fiction
Attitude (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Genre: Picture books.
Humorous fiction.
Stories in rhyme.

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