Friday, October 7, 2016

Brunhilda's Backwards Day by Shawna J.C. Tenney + Giveaway!

Brunhilda's Backwards Day 
by Shawna J.C. Tenney
Published August, 2016
Sky Pony Press
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Brunhilda the witch loves making trouble. Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, puts on her ugliest dress, eats spider mush for breakfast, and brushes her teeth with candy. Then she looks in the mirror and happily observes, “You are utterly repulsive!” As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her misery. No one is safe from her rainy-day spells or her wart-growing charms!
But one night, Brunhilda’s cat makes trouble instead.

When Brunhilda wakes up that next morning, she is on the rightside of the bed. All she can find to wear is a fluffy pink ball gown. And her spider mush is replaced with oatmeal; her candy replaced by toothpaste! The day has gone completely backwards. What will happen when Brunhilda casts her all-time favorite misery-inducing spells?
This is a silly story about how sometimes being nice can be more rewarding than being mean. Brunhilda may decide to keep some of her warts in the end, but she’s a changed witch. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed just doesn’t work for her anymore.

A picture book for 3 to 6 year olds, this book teaches kids that being kind and nice to people actually makes you feel better than playing tricks and being mean. A good lesson for young children, teachers and parents will enjoy the message while kids will be enthralled with the bright, colorful illustrations and the silly, warty witch.

My Thoughts
What a great new book for fall! 
This book shares the universal message that being kind feels good. Kids will love watching Brunhilda as she tries to do unkind things and they backfire causing her targets to be happy instead. 
I LOVE the big, colorful cartoonish illustrations. The children are adorable and Brunhilda's slick, black cat is endearing. Brunhilda is just the right combination of sort of ugly, but sort of cute. Even the cover is a beautiful, shimmery silver. 

I can see groups of children reading this book with giggles and shrieks as the story unfolds. It offers an opportunity to discuss kindness and how being kind makes a person feel good.   

I would highly recommend this story for ages 3-8.  
Image from authors website:

Check out the book trailer.

See what others have to say about this book:
Kids Reads

Visit Shawna Tenney's Website

Be sure to stop by the other blogs on the tour!
Monday, October 3
Guest post by Shawna

Tuesday, October 4
Guest post by Shawna

Wednesday, October 5
Book Review

Thursday, October 6
Guest post by Shawna with giveaway

Friday, October 7
Book Review and giveaway

 Sunday, October 9
Podcast book review

Monday, October 10
Book review

Tuesday, October 11
Illustrator Interview and giveaway

Wednesday, October 12
Book Review and giveaway

Thursday, October 13
Blog tour wrap up and giveaway

Shawna J.C. Tenney

Be sure to enter the giveaway! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment