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A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

A Perfect Day by Carin Berger
Genre: Children’s Book
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 40 Hardcover
Date Published: November 13, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s

With her signature stunning cut-paper illustrations, Carin Berger celebrates everything that is wonderful about a crisp, snowy day. A perfect day and a perfect winter companion to her New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Little Yellow Leaf.

After it snows and snows and snows, what could be better than going outside and making the first tracks? How about snowball fights, building snowmen, ice skating, sledding, and going home to steaming mugs of hot chocolate? And doing all of these things with your very best friends? Carin Berger’s spare text and enchanting cut-paper collages-made from old books, torn paper, catalogs, and ephemera-capture every magical moment of a snowy winter day. The award-winning artist has created a spectacular and satisfying winter companion to her acclaimed The Little Yellow Leaf. Sure to be a classroom classic!

Read on July 16, 2012 — I own a copy

What a wonderful way to create a picture book! As a genealogist I love looking at old ledgers and I can see how some were used in the creative backgrounds of these illustrations. Pieced together over I cannot image how long Carin Berger has truly created a winter wonderland. Using many children’s names of various background I think this could be a favorite and special book for many on a snowy day to read. The story is fun, but for me in this one it is the artistry that is truly magical.

*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing an ARC for review.*


Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. She is the creator of The Little Yellow Leaf, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Forever Friends; and OK Go! ; and she is the illustrator of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, by Jack Prelutsky. Carin Berger lives with her family in New York City. You can visit her online at www.carinberger.com.

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