An Ordinary Day

An Ordinary Day[BOOKS] ✬ An Ordinary Day Author Elana K. Arnold – Bluevapours.co.uk An ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this story about the circle of lifeIt s an average day in the neighborhood children play, roses are watered, and a cr An Ordinary Day in an ordinary neighborhood turns out to be quite extraordinary in this story about the circle of lifeIt s an average day in the neighborhood children play, roses are watered, and a crow watches over it all But then two visitors arrive at two houses, one to help a family say hello to a new baby and one to help a family say goodbye An Ordinary PDF \ to a beloved pet.

ELANA K ARNOLD writes books for and about children and teens She holds a master s degree in Creative Writing Fiction from the University of California, Davis where she has taught Creative Writing and Adolescent Literature Her most recent YA novel, DAMSEL, is a Printz Honor book, Her novel, WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her middle grade An Ordinary PDF \ novel, A BOY CALLED BAT, is a Junior Library Guild Selection A parent and educator living in Huntington Beach, California, Elana is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and writers conferences Currently, Elana is the caretaker of seven pets, only three of which have fur Sign up for her newsletter here.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • An Ordinary Day
  • Elana K. Arnold
  • 01 June 2017
  • 1481472623

10 thoughts on “An Ordinary Day

  1. La Coccinelle says:

    This is a different sort of premise On an ordinary day on a quiet street, two visitors arrive at two different houses One is a vet, there to euthanize a dog The other is a midwife, there to help a woman give birth.The interest comes from the idea of seeing the parallels of what is going on behind closed doors While one family is saying goodbye, another is saying hello The sparse colour palette and simple illustrations let the story and its themes shine through.I m not a fan of the euphemism This is a different sort of premise On an ordinary day on a quiet street, two visitors arrive at two different houses One is a vet, there to euthanize a dog The other is a midwife, there to help a woman give birth.The interest comes from the idea of seeing the parallels of what is going on behind closed doors While one family is saying goodbye, another is saying hello The sparse colour palette and simple illustrations let the story and its themes shine through.I m not a fan of the euphemism used when the dog was put down the syringe is not filled with medicine Other than that, though, this is a unique look at an ordinary day and the extraordinary things that might happen within one

  2. Edward Sullivan says:

    An exquisitely illustrated picture book with a simple but profound poetic text about an extraordinary ordinary day of loss and new beginnings.

  3. Annie says:

    A beautiful and gentle demonstration of the circle of life, of beginnings and endings, and how normal how ordinary, yet extraordinary, each experience is In one house, a much loved dog is farewelled next door, a new baby is welcomed Meanwhile, life continues outside.

  4. Tranylle says:

    I had to try really hard not to cry during this book Two different doctors go to two house next door to each other One for the death of a beloved pet one for the birth of a child It was very touching and well done, showing that extraordinary things can happen on ordinary days.

  5. Steph says:

    Every Single Feel.

  6. Syntha Green says:

    Not gonna lie, I teared up reading this

  7. Tasha says:

    It was an ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood, but two of the houses across the street were unusually quiet A car pulled up to each of the houses A doctor got out of each of the cars and each entered a different house Outside, life in the neighborhood continued to be ordinary Inside though, it was different In the house on the left, a golden retriever was on a bed surrounded by her family Soft music played In the house on the right, a woman rested on a bed with her family around her It was an ordinary day in an ordinary neighborhood, but two of the houses across the street were unusually quiet A car pulled up to each of the houses A doctor got out of each of the cars and each entered a different house Outside, life in the neighborhood continued to be ordinary Inside though, it was different In the house on the left, a golden retriever was on a bed surrounded by her family Soft music played In the house on the right, a woman rested on a bed with her family around her and soft music playing Both doctors say She is ready and start to help One family says goodbye to a beloved pet while another greets a new member of their family All part of an ordinary and extraordinary day.This is a gentle and quiet book that looks deeply at both tragic and joyous moments in our regular everyday lives The pairing of the two together is what makes this book truly sing The two stories dance together, moving in concert with one another until they diverge in major and minor keys Arnold s writing is steady and strong, offering a foundation for these large emotions to build upon Yet she also soars as appropriate with the moment.Vukovic s illustrations are light and airy, almost ready to float off the page Done in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, ink and digitally, the art is filled with soft colors that mist and cloud across the page The diverse neighborhood shines here, on an ordinary day.Beautifully illustrated and written, this quiet book about death and life is a gem Appropriate for ages 4 6

  8. Tonja Drecker says:

    With gentle words and calm illustrations, this book takes on death and the newness birth brings as well.This is a careful book, and that comes across in the gently colored illustrations With swimming watercolors i calming hues, a normal neighborhood with two neighboring houses is presented A doctor enters both, but what waits beyond is very different for each one The idea of life and death, and the balance between the two is presented in a way which is emotional and yet, steers clear for beco With gentle words and calm illustrations, this book takes on death and the newness birth brings as well.This is a careful book, and that comes across in the gently colored illustrations With swimming watercolors i calming hues, a normal neighborhood with two neighboring houses is presented A doctor enters both, but what waits beyond is very different for each one The idea of life and death, and the balance between the two is presented in a way which is emotional and yet, steers clear for becoming overwhelmingly depressing.The text is simple and appropriate for even the younger end of the intended audience It does make a nice read aloud but forserious topic moments.A few, tiny things did hit me a little off Spoiler alert, now. The death is a dog while the birth is a human Plus, the dog is put to sleep there among the family members with a syringe This alone opened up a discussion which wasupsetting for the kids than the idea of death ever was The caretaker guardian reading this book to young children should be aware of this.I received a complimentary copy and am giving it 3.5 stars and rounding up

  9. Caroline says:

    A beautiful and quiet book I know Elana K Arnold best for her can I say edgy YA novels and I have always been impressed by how she is able to speak VOLUMES with a few carefully selected words.Why, then, was I surprised that her incredible talent would transfer so perfectly to this little picture book On a street like any other though it feels a little extra special a family says goodbye to a beloved family pet on the same day their next door neighbors say hello to a new arrival It s the A beautiful and quiet book I know Elana K Arnold best for her can I say edgy YA novels and I have always been impressed by how she is able to speak VOLUMES with a few carefully selected words.Why, then, was I surprised that her incredible talent would transfer so perfectly to this little picture book On a street like any other though it feels a little extra special a family says goodbye to a beloved family pet on the same day their next door neighbors say hello to a new arrival It s the circle of life without the cliche, as the two families significant events pass by side by side A moment passed, a moment in which the visitors, the families, the street, and the world shifted.It was an ordinary day in the neighborhood.It was an extraordinary day in the neighborhood.Like all days, and all neighborhoods, everywhere This poetry is enhanced, beautifully, by ethereal illustrations done in pastel, charcoal, and watercolor in a glowy orange and purple palette Truly impressive

  10. Angela says:

    This slim but powerful book beautifully explores how the most extraordinary of events are happening all around us life and death, both unfolding on every ordinary day I cried when I read the synopsis for this book, so it came as no surprise that I cried when I read the entire text, but OH HOW I CRIED The story text from Arnold is gorgeous in its simplicity, its message, and its construction parallelism, the watching crow , and Vukovic s illustrations are captivating and soft and subdued This slim but powerful book beautifully explores how the most extraordinary of events are happening all around us life and death, both unfolding on every ordinary day I cried when I read the synopsis for this book, so it came as no surprise that I cried when I read the entire text, but OH HOW I CRIED The story text from Arnold is gorgeous in its simplicity, its message, and its construction parallelism, the watching crow , and Vukovic s illustrations are captivating and soft and subdued just like this story needs The seamless inclusion of diverse characters and families was also noteworthy I don t know when I ll be able to work up to reading it to my four year old without bawling, but I m looking forward to spending a quiet moment together doing just that

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