A good day

Daniel Nesquens

Book - 2019

"The tiger has a plan to escape from the zoo and find his real home -- all he needs is some help from his best friend, the cat"--

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Children's Room jE/Nesquens Due Jun 7, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2019.
Language
English
Spanish
Item Description
Originally published in Spain under the title Un buen día
Physical Description
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm
ISBN
9780802855305
080285530X
Main Author
Daniel Nesquens (author)
Other Authors
Miren Asiain Lora (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3—An unlikely friendship between a tiger and a cat offers hope and a bit of magical thinking in this quiet, quirky offering. Tiger languishes in his cage at the city zoo while his friend and confidante—a black-and-white cat sporting a hat and red sweater—runs free, doing as he pleases. Cat tells his friend that "sometimes I wish I were like you—big, smart, strong…" But the tiger envies his friend's freedom and longs to go home. He asks the cat to help him escape and outlines a plan. On the designated night, the zookeeper arrives with his flashlight. "'Where do you think you're going with those keys?'" What happens next is not only surprising, but empowering. Suffice it to say, mission accomplished. The delicate watercolor artwork features a variety of animals and people at a traditional zoo with city buildings in the skyline juxtaposed against the lush greens and blues and starry skies of the tiger's homeland. VERDICT This special book is filled with humor and heart—a winning combination—that is sure to prompt discussion.—Barbara Auerbach, Cairo Public Library, NY Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Visiting his best friend, a tiger, at the zoo every day, a cat confesses that he would like to be big and strong like the tiger, who orchestrates a daring escape under the stars after revealing that he is desperate for the cat’s freedoms. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"The tiger has a plan to escape from the zoo and find his real home -- all he needs is some help from his best friend, the cat"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The cat and the tiger are best friends. Every day, the cat enters the zoo and visits the tiger's cage. They talk about everything, but when the cat confesses that he'd like to be big and strong like the tiger, he's shocked to learn that the tiger envies him for being free to go wherever he wants. The tiger has a plan to escape from the zoo and find his real home'all he needs is some help from his best friend. Animal lovers of all ages will fall in love with this fanciful story about friendship and freedom.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The cat and the tiger are best friends. Every day, the cat enters the zoo and visits the tiger's cage. They talk about everything, but when the cat confesses that he'd like to be big and strong like the tiger, he's shocked to learn that the tiger envies him for being free to go wherever he wants. The tiger has a plan to escape from the zoo and find his real home'all he needs is some help from his best friend. Animal lovers of all ages will fall in love with this fanciful story about friendship and freedom.