WHAT HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAYS has been selected as a CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center ) 2008 Choices title! CCBC Choices is an annual publication showcasing an annotated listing of the best books for children and teenagers from the previous year, selected by the professional staff of the CCBC.
And, here's what they have to say about WEDNESDAYS:
Emily Jenkins’s lively stream-of-conscious narrative is grounded in the experiences and perspective of a small girl describing her Wednesday routine. It’s a day for bagels at the deli and a trip to the park with Daddy, for school with friends, and for reading, napping, swimming, and a trip to the library with Mommy. The little girl offers a cascade of details from the moment she awakes until bedtime. “Then we go down the steps, up the block where we once saw an umbrella caught in a tree, past the bakery where we got that chocolate croissant . . . past my friend Errolyn’s building, past Maria and the shop where she lives, to home.” Jenkins offers a spot-on portrayal of a preschool-age child reveling in her “bigness” and secure in her world. “Today is not a kissing day,” the girl reminds Mommy, and Daddy, too, when he forgets. Kisses aside, there is plenty of love and warmth apparent in and between the lines, and in first-time illustrator Lauren Castillo’s expressive illustrations. Highly Commended, 2008 Charlotte Zolotow Award © Cooperative Children's Book Center