A Day So Gray – Reviews, Honors, Press

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A Day So Gray
by Marie Lamba
illustrated by Alea Marley
(Clarion, Oct. 29, 2017)
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Below are honors, reviews and press (with links where available). I’ll add more as they (hopefully!) occur. 😉 Thanks for popping by! 🙂



KIRKUS says “thought-provoking and poetic”
“The thought-provoking and poetic text effectively celebrates balanced, helpful relationships and a positive, almost magical way of seeing and appreciating the world….Cozy up with this book to start a conversation about finding what’s bright when things seem dull.”

SHELFAWARENESS says “enchanting…ethereal”
“Lamba’s words encourage readers to seek out the tiny scraps of beauty that brighten life’s doldrums…Marley creates an enchanting soft-focus winterscape drenched in light…sharing A DAY SO GRAY’s subtle beauty as a colors look-and-find could create a lovely one-on-one bonding time for caregivers and children ages four through seven. Whenever a day is gray and lonely, this cozy reminder to look on the colorful side will invite smiles and lift spirits.”

“A good choice for storytimes on cold winter days that will encourage youngsters to see ‘so much more than gray.’”


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