Our Favorite Day

By: Joowon Oh

Every morning, Papa follows his normal routine. He drinks his tea, waters his plants, tidies up, and takes the bus into town. Papa enjoys his daily tasks, but there's one day each week that is extra special. That's the day he might visit the craft store, get two orders of dumplings to go, and possibly pick some flowers he sees along the path.
With its spare text and wonderfully warm watercolor and cut-paper illustrations just begging to be pored over, Joowon Oh's tale of the singular love between a grandfather and granddaughter will nestle within the heart of every reader.

Full-color illustrations were done in watercolor, gouache, and cut paper.

ISBN: 9781536203578

JLG Release: Nov 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Grandfathers , Daily routines , Crafts , Dumplings , Granddaughters , Kites

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Oh’s debut picture book captures the precious relationship that exists between a grandfather and his granddaughter. The minimal text is coupled with fetching illustrations done with cut paper and chronicles an old man going through his daily routine. Papa wakes up, drinks his tea, waters his plants, and then takes the bus into town. Once there, h Oh’s debut picture book captures the precious relationship that exists between a grandfather and his granddaughter. The minimal text is coupled with fetching illustrations done with cut paper and chronicles an old man going through his daily routine. Papa wakes up, drinks his tea, waters his plants, and then takes the bus into town. Once there, he visits a restaurant and gets his usual order of dumplings and then goes home and goes to bed. One day, however, his routine changes. We observe Papa stopping at a craft store for colorful art supplies, getting two orders of dumplings to go, and even picking some flowers on the way home. Then we see him sitting in his kitchen and waiting. The next spread shows an elated little girl in pigtails running headlong toward the old gentleman yelling “Papa!” Readers are then treated to delightful images of the two enjoying their afternoon together. They converse over their shared dumplings and make an adorable butterfly kite out of the craft supplies. The last page contains no text and shows the two contentedly flying the kite in a beautiful open field. Less is more with this quiet, lovely read that celebrates the simple pleasures that a grandparent and child can share together. Strongly recommended for purchase.

Book Details

ISBN

9781536203578

First Release

November 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10 5/8" x 9"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Grandfathers, Daily routines, Crafts, Dumplings, Granddaughters, Kites,

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