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 Best day ever!
 Author: Singer, Marilyn

 Publisher:  Clarion (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 26 cm

 BTSB No: 822381 ISBN: 9781328987839
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Dogs -- Fiction
 People with disabilities -- Fiction
 Play -- Fiction
 Animal behavior -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

This playful puppy thinks she's having the best day ever! She's so happy to be out with her friend, she doesn't even realize that she's being a little naughty. But then he scolds her, and suddenly-Worst. Day. Ever. Will puppy be able to make amends and turn their day back around?

 Illustrator: Nixon, Leah
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 521889

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/15/21)
   Booklist (04/15/21)

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Booklist - 04/15/2021 *Starred Review* In this winning boy-dog friendship story, a small dog, whose boy uses a wheelchair, narrates her own adventures on a day that might look ordinary to us and to her boy but that, for the dog, is filled with the highest highs and lowest lows. The dog speaks in short, rhyming bursts, a nice equivalent to barking. She wakes up, licks her boy’s face as the boy moves from bed to wheelchair, hands him a dropped sock, and then they’re off on a day that includes going to the park and watching in horror as the dog chases a snake into the lake. For the dog, this is part of her refrain: “Best day ever!” But things go south after the dog rolls around on a dead fish and the boy reacts poorly to her smell, and again when the dog knocks over a lamp after a much-needed bath. It’s then the “worst day ever,” until the boy’s forgiveness sets things right. Nixon’s illustrations reflect the dog’s changing moods and include loads of comic detail. A fun romp. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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