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A love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week -- each one a special opportunity to spend time together.One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day.When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate.A love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week -- each one a special opportunity to spend time together.One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day.When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together!...

Title : Monday is One Day
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ISBN : 9780439789240
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Monday is One Day Reviews

  • Kat
    2019-04-25 01:37

    This simple, short book is a sweet, rhyming poem about parents missing their children when the go to work each day and looking foward to weekend family time. What is so great about this book is the families it depicts. Monday is a single, white, blue-collar dad with a son and a dog. Tuesdiay is a single, white mom carrying a briefcase. Wednesday is a black, straight couple with twins and a cat. Thursday is an older couple with a farm who could be the grandparents of the little boy. Friday is a middle or upper-class, white, gay male couple with a son and a dog. Saturday is a white, straight couple with a daughter. It only doesn't get five stars because there are no inter-racial families and only one non-white family. But overall, it's a beautiful book worthy of a PRGS award ( for its positive portrayal of alternative families.

  • Traci Bold
    2019-03-27 02:27

    Sweet rhyming book which shows that even when families are apart, the love is still there and loved ones are always thought of.Written by Arthur A. Levine, illustrated by Julian Hector, published by Scholastic Press.#rhyme #PB #family

  • Megan
    2019-04-15 04:30

    A sweet reassurance to children of working parents that parents look forward to coming home and spending time with the kids on the weekend. (Ironically, I received this book weeks ago but didn't read it until yesterday, the first day of my summer vacation.) Several different family make-ups are represented in this book (single parent families, mom and dad families, dad and dad families, and what appears to be grandparent families), and not all the families are white, so just about any child will recognize his or her situation in this book. Simple, rhyming text makes this good for toddlers and preschoolers, children who are at the age where saying goodbye can be traumatic. I'll be setting this one aside until school starts again in August and then I'll read it with Piper to prepare her for her return to daycare.

  • Colby Sharp
    2019-04-27 00:47

    Reading this book to my four year old the night before back to school PD made me really sad. It is basically about making it through the weak.The thing I find most interesting in this book is the families. Each day of the week has a picture of a family doing something with their children. Monday has a single dad saying goodbye to his boy. Tuesday a single mom with her daughter. The illustrator also includes families from different ethnicity. One family appears to be grandparents raising a boy. Things get interesting on Friday where it appears to be two men raising a young boy. I felt like the book is trying to make different family situations okay and I applaud the book for that effort.

  • Mama Bibliosoph
    2019-04-14 00:24

    Monday is One Day presents the days of the week as countable, a wonderful next-step concept for kids who are ready to learn how to think about them as more than rote sequence.At its heart, the book is about how we miss spending time with our families during the work/school week. It's a relatable social-emotional story that teaches two simple coping skills: counting the days and finding special moments in everyday life.The days themselves aren't explicitly counted (which I'd have preferred). Instead, for the first four days, the parents and children count something special to them that helps them to mark the number of the day. For Monday, it's one cuddle; for Tuesday it's two stomps in a puddle, for Wednesday it's three raspberries on the nose, and for Thursday it's four T-Rex growls. These are great interactive moments in the book that we enjoy acting out as we read the story.It's too bad this structure breaks down for Friday and Saturday, which don't have any counting elements. When we finally arrive at Sunday, all the families are having a good time together in a park relaxing.Although the rhythm is shaky in parts and the overall structure is imperfect, I like that the book rhymes and uses a restrained number of words. It's easy for both of my children to follow along.It's also a book that shows a diversity of family types, which is so important for children whose families don't look like most families in children's books. My wife Janet and I are a same-sex couple, so when a book uses a diversity of family types, I sit up and take notice. Monday is One Day includes a single dad, a single mom, two dads, two moms, grandparents raising a child, and a mom-and-dad family.****I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is from a longer blog post about great books for kids with autism that can be used to learn the days of the week:

  • Molly
    2019-04-13 21:45

    This is a rhyming story about how parents and children go through their week despite missing each during the day. It is a lovely story and I am very impressed by the fact that it depicts diverse types of families. There are single parent families, a family with two dads, a family with a child and grandparents and an African American family. It is nice to see diversity without that being the focus of the book. Overall, a lovely story that many families will relate to.

  • Ruth
    2019-04-17 01:33

    I opened up Monday is One Day thinking that it was just a book about the week. After a few pages, I realized it was about parents and their children working through the week and looking forward to the weekend when they get to spend a lot of time together. Then I noticed the representation of different families. Also, the illustrations are just pleasant! Wonderful book, on so many levels.

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-04-04 02:33

    I really enjoyed this simple and fast paced book about parents leaving for work each day. The child is encouraged to count the days until the weekend. I really liked the different types of families presented here. Toddler and up. Great one on one.

  • Laura
    2019-04-17 23:23

    This book was a library pick-up BOMB. The story is poorly poorly written and I think the only reason it was published was to push a non-traditional family agenda.

  • Megan
    2019-03-30 04:48

    Fun story incorporating the themes of days of the week and working parents.

  • Chacha (Vanessa) Centeno
    2019-04-27 05:52

    Great book to use for separation anxiety. Multicultural families, one with two dads. Good book to recommend.

  • Clarissa
    2019-04-18 23:40

    A sweet look at families getting through the week while separated at school, daycare, and work. Having fun when you are together and looking forward to the weekend.

  • Suzie
    2019-03-30 03:42

    Loved the diverse illustrations and families presented in this book. Feel-good story to get you through Monday and the rest of the week. :-)

  • Tasha
    2019-04-11 03:32

    As families wake up to the new week, the hardest part is being away from each other. Follow the days of the week here for a celebration of how working families can connect and spend time together throughout the week. The days continue to move forward from Monday to Tuesday, filled cuddles and puddles. Then come Wednesday and Thursday with raspberry kisses and dinosaur growls. Friday’s the last day of the workweek, so help pick out a tie. Then comes the fun of Saturday and Sunday for families to spend together. Levine has written such a simple book that even the youngest of children will be able to relate to it. The rhymes are easy and feel natural when read aloud. This book is just what working families need to celebrate their own connections and family relationships. The illustrations add diversity and a modern feel to the book. It is packed full of different types of families, all enjoying connections with their children. There are families of different colors, gay parents, and grandparents caring for grandchildren. Happily, nothing is pointed out about the families that are different than the stereotypical norm. Instead this book just celebrates everyone with ease and style.A positive and welcoming book that will have families rejoicing. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

  • Michelle Gray
    2019-04-20 23:40

    Themes: families, working parents, days of the week

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-04-15 23:26

    This sweet and simple story was inspired by the author's own feelings about going back to work after his infant son was born. It depicts many different types of people in many different types of families - single parents, gay parents, grandparents, etc. - and gives cute suggestions for counting down the days until the weekend.Monday is one day:One safe snuggly cuddle.andWednesday's halfway day:Three raspberries on the nose.The illustrations by Julian Hector reminded me a lot of the original Curious George books. They have the same black lines with primary colors, and that same timeless feeling. I especially love the bright yellow sun that appears on the cover and at various other points in the story. It stands in wonderful contrast to the moon in the night scenes that fill each of the endpapers, and it brightens the mood of the entire story.This book would be great to share with little ones who miss Mom and Dad during the day, or whose parents are returning to work after previously staying home. It shows that parents are just as eager to spend time with their kids, as the kids are to spend time with them, and makes the long work week seem like a manageable period of time to wait for the fun of the weekend.

  • Angie
    2019-04-07 04:49

    Synopsis: "A love note from a working parent to a child, counting the days of the week -- each one a special opportunity to spend time together.One by one, the days of the week roll by. Monday is one day, Tuesday is blue shoes day, and Wednesday is halfway day.When Saturday and Sunday finally come, it's time for little ones and the adults who love them to play, share, and celebrate. Every day of the week offers a special opportunity for families to enjoy being together!"My Review: I ordered this book a while ago from Scholastic and I have no idea why I waited so long to read it with Munchkin. It is a great book to talk about the days of the week, especially when discussing when and why you have to go to work with children. They do the days of the week starting on Monday as opposed to Sunday (but in reality how many people actually look at Sunday as the first day of the week anymore?). It has fun little rhymes for each of the days of the week for you to use to remind little ones of how many days are left until the weekend and time together.

  • Kim
    2019-04-16 21:45

    Grades PS - 2 This reassuring picture book makes the countdown to the weekend fun for all those families who don't have a lot of time together during the school- and work-week. Arthur Levine's rhyming text pairs beautifully with cheerful illustrations from Julian Hector. The high point of the book is the universality: a mix of family types and ethnic backgrounds are shown in urban, suburban, and rural settings. The message is clearly sent that, whatever the family make-up may be-- nuclear family, single parent, same-sex parents-- the child is loved: "Monday through Sunday, the whole week through, each day I count the ways I love to be with you!"

  • Fjóla
    2019-04-03 22:28

    I borrowed this book because I recognized the style of This Is the Firefighter, a book that we liked a lot. Now, while I appreciate the efforts the author makes to picture diversity, this book is just not half as good as the before mentioned book. But, although the pictures are maybe not stunning, I really like the use of the basic colors and the clean style. The prose on the other hand is a little forced.

  • Tricia
    2019-04-18 23:34

    Appreciated that this title is from the perspective of the working parent (which I have almost always been) to their children assuring them that the weekend is looked forward to and cherished just as the children are even when the parent is working. Diversity of families is shown in the illustrations...reassuring words count through the days of week from Monday to Sunday. I love the end of the book showing all the families enjoying a beautiful day with a picnic. This is a nice option for working parents to share as a bedtime story.

  • Jody Lewandowski
    2019-04-20 02:39

    Uplifting look at the daily lives of families with working parents. Yes, we are apart at times, but when we are together we love each other and enjoy each other's company. In little bits all week long, we stay connected, and then the weekends are special together time. Resonates with my children, and warms my heart.I particularly noticed the different types of families portrayed - dual and single parent, grandparents, gay, straight, multicultural, different economic classes. Nice.

  • Madison
    2019-04-08 03:46

    This short children's book is sweet and it is about how families do not get to spend much time together during the weeks because of school and work, but when the weekend comes, they can spend time together and have fun. It counts down the days until the weekend, starting with "Monday is One Day..."If looking for a book to read children, I would suggest this book, but I did not think that this was a book that would serve the purpose of much more than that.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-03-31 21:43

    Sometimes books shout that they have a mission. This one seems to be saying "Here I am--a book about working families, and look, I've even got a 2 daddies family!"Okay, but the prose is awkward--there seems to be some attempt at a rhyming pattern, but nothing consistent. And despite the emotion that SHOULD be in this story, it feels empty. The artwork doesn't help--it's flat and angular. One more for "the purpose gets in the way of a real story" category.

  • Karen
    2019-04-16 22:43

    My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library last week. I really liked the idea of this book and how all-encompassing the word "family" can be, but this book fell a little flat for me. I don't think the problem is with the text, which was deliberately simple. I think the illustrations, while not bad, were flat and not especially interesting. A stronger illustrator could have turned this book into a winner. Actual rating: 3.5 stars, but I round up.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-06 04:37

    Even the workaholics among us count the days until we have a day off, and in this sweet tribute to the love between a parent and a child, that counting has even more significane. Once the work week is done, they can spend special time together, but even when duty calls, they manage to sneak in some special moments together. This is a gentle reminder about what matters in our lives.

  • Laura
    2019-04-26 23:53

    This book is a great way to talk about the days of the week and also for children that get upset when parents have to go to work. I really enjoyed how the author pointed out one way a parent can connect with a child in the morning before work. I also enjoyed the fact that the illustrator included all types of families including multiples, different races, and different marriages.

  • Ms Threlkeld
    2019-03-28 00:53

    Simple and sweet. I appreciated the inclusion of different family types.

  • Emelda
    2019-04-09 04:24

    Cute book to help kids with the day of the week and dealing with transition times for when their parents work. One family of color is spotlighted, as are two single parent families, one gay male family, and an older couple raising a child.

  • Rebecca Saxon
    2019-04-19 01:26

    A sweet book for working parents to talk about that and tell their kids they love them. Lovely diverse representation of families including single parents, same sex family, grandparents as well as multiethnic. The only negative is that the story itself could be stronger.

  • Robin
    2019-03-30 00:48

    Just finished looking at this new picture book featuring lots of different families of all sorts reassuring their kids that no matter where they are or what they do, they are loved! Seeing a child with two dads or being cared for by grandparents is great.