A Most Unusual Day
Author: Sydra Mallery
Illustrator: E. B. Goodale
Something rather extraordinary is happening in Caroline’s life today. . . she’s getting a new baby sister! A warm and loving story about school, family, siblings, and adoption for fans of Kevin Henkes’s Julius, the Baby of the World, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Little Miss, Big Sis, or for anyone eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new sibling.
Usually, Caroline wakes up and jumps into her parents’ bed to wake them up. But not today! Usually, she’s graceful and organized. But not today! She wakes up late, forgets her socks, and feels strange all the way to school. She tries to help her teacher out, but somehow everything is different today and all Caroline manages to do is make a great big mess. Finally, the school day ends and Caroline rushes outside to greet her parents, who are having a rather extraordinary day themselves. In their arms, they hold Caroline’s new baby sister, who has just arrived from far away.
Sydra Mallery’s debut picture book is a loving celebration of family, adoption, and sisters. Exquisitely realized in E. B. Goodale’s distinctive and expressive illustrations, this charming adoption story is perfect for anyone welcoming a new brother or sister into the family.