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. Volume XVIII Number 21. . . .February 3, 2012
Margy Reid's A Crazy Day tells the story of Ethan's musings of what a crazy day might look like. Throughout the story, Ethan attempts to understand his mother's exhausting day and conceives elaborate visions, such as furniture stuck to the ceiling and the babysitter making sandwiches using chocolate bars instead of bread.
This picture book uses repetitive sentence patterns that provide children with a valuable and predictable read-along element. Moreover, Reid's recurrent lines, "On a crazy day, you think…But instead…" allow children to actively participate in storytime and probe into Ethan's next crazy-day-inspired vision. Notably, A Crazy Day uses bold and italicized typeface to emphasize read-aloud cues.
Natalie Schembri, a recent UWO graduate and lifelong learner, resides in London, ON.
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