We’ve all had days like Arthur, not going at all as he imagined he would. I feel his existential pain from page 1!
“It was quite simply the worst day ever.”
Roaring, stomping and huffing don’t improve matters (they seldom do). So Arthur runs away – but don’t worry, it’s only to nearly the end of the garden and for hardly any time at all. We’re in a flight of Arthur’s imagination reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are as he learns to turn that frown upside down from the animals in the wood, and be back in time for tea.
Lots for pre-schoolers to enjoy here, with the bright colour palette, and not least roaring and stomping along with Arthur and turning that into skipping and wriggling. The Best Worst Day Ever is a really accessible book to show little ones (and big ones) how to tackle those overwhelming feelings when things aren’t going well, and you just want to stomp. A definite to toot, hoot and yodel about!