Tell Me the Day Backwards (Hardcover)

By Albert Lamb, David M. McPhail (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763650551, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/1/2011)
Paperback (1/1/2012)

List Price: 15.99*
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In this delightful bedtime story, a young bear tells his mama all about his exciting day -- in reverse -- inspiring little listeners to do the same.

(Ages 3-6)

Just before going to bed, Timmy Bear and his mama play a game they call Tell Me the Day Backwards. Timmy tries to remember everything that happened to him that day in reverse, from watching the sunset on the hill to the picnic supper before that, from being chased by bees to finding honey in an old tree stump, all the way back to waking up that morning from his winter-long hibernation. Albert Lamb and David McPhail spin a charming bedtime story sure to have parents and children sharing their own day -- backwards -- with each other.

About the Author

Albert Lamb has worked as a cartoonist, a musician, and a writer. He is the author of Sam's Winter Hat, also illustrated by David McPhail. Born in Boston, Albert Lamb now lives in the Cotswolds in southwest England. David McPhail has been an artist ever since he was a child. He has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Emma in Charge and Weezer Changes the World. He lives in New Hampshire.