The Gray Day: An Acorn Book

Scholastic. (Rainbow Days: Bk. 1). May 2023. 48p. pap. $5.99. ISBN 9781338805932; lib. ed. $23.99. ISBN 9781338805949.
PreS-Gr 1–An early reader bursting with color, art, and sparkles. Zoya and her puppy, Coco, love making art inspired by the world around them. Zoya likes to add glitter to make things extra sparkly, but when a thunderstorm puts a stop to her outdoor inspiration, Zoya has to find new ways to create the art she loves. Sentences are brief enough for those learning to read but retain interest and immediacy as Zoya goes on her creative journey. Illustrations are warm and vibrant, perfect for a book about an artist and her puppy. A how-to-draw guide is included at the end to help readers create their own versions of Zoya.
VERDICT A colorful, lovely addition to every early reader collection.

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