Coleen recently enjoyed A New Day by Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat, a funny children's book about the days of the week. Here is her review:

Colourful cartoon-like appeal abounds in the picture book A New Day, which features anthropomorphic days of the week having their own audition-style competition. Sunday feels underappreciated and suddenly quits, leaving the other days of the week to take on the task of trying to replace her.

Laughs abound when suggestions run the gamut of RunDay, Burpday to Caturday. Large colourful illustrations featuring speech bubbles alongside the text, create a comic book feel that encourages shared reading amongst the family. Parents will enjoy the illustrations as much as the children – Monday is ‘all business’ and Saturday reminded me of The Big Lebowski.

Hilarity aside, the theme of kindness and appreciation comes through with a simple gesture amongst the noisy auditions – devoting one day to just be kind, and the wonderful feeling that saying thank you brings.

Reserve A New Day here.

Check out Coleen's other picks here.