What A Day: A Mindful Moment for Bedtime

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Book Review, Picture Book

What a day cover

Book Details

What A Day: A Mindful Moment for Bedtime
Emma Ballantine and Mark Strepan, illus. Harriet Hobday. London: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, pb, 978 0 71127 708 3, 2023, £7.99, 32pp
Picture book, 1-5 years

This story follows several children through their day, from waking up with the sun shining through their window and playing at the park, to brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed.

While there is not one specific main character, the representation of diverse characters creates a welcoming reading experience for kids of various backgrounds.

Children will be able to reflect on their day while learning to appreciate the little moments of everyday life. At the same time, this book allows a parental figure to strengthen their bond with the child through lines such as “it made me smile when you…”

The soft, delicate watercolour illustrations complement the concise but reflective narrative.This perfect bedtime story will allow a child to feel the reader’s love and go to sleep with a positive, appreciate mindset.


Review by Candela Rivero