Brunhilda's Backwards Day (Hardcover)
Sky Pony Press, 9781634506915, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Brunhilda the witch loves making trouble. Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, puts on her ugliest dress, eats spider mush for breakfast, and brushes her teeth with candy. Then she looks in the mirror and happily observes, "You are utterly repulsive " As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her misery. No one is safe from her rainy-day spells or her wart-growing charms But one night, Brunhilda's cat makes trouble instead. When Brunhilda wakes up that next morning, she is on the right side of the bed. All she can find to wear is a fluffy pink ball gown. And her spider mush is replaced with oatmeal; her candy replaced by toothpaste The day has gone completely backwards. What will happen when Brunhilda casts her all-time favorite misery-inducing spells? This is a silly story about how sometimes being nice can be more rewarding than being mean. Brunhilda may decide to keep some of her warts in the end, but she's a changed witch. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed just doesn't work for her anymore. A picture book for 3 to 6 year olds, this book teaches kids that being kind and nice to people actually makes you feel better than playing tricks and being mean. A good lesson for young children, teachers and parents will enjoy the message while kids will be enthralled with the bright, colorful illustrations and the silly, warty witch. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
About the Author
Shawna J. C. Tenney graduated with a degree in illustration from Brigham Young University and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since. She has created artwork for eighteen books, as well as for children's magazines, educational materials, theater playbills, and more. Recently she has begun writing and illustrating her own stories. She lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah, with her two daughters and husband.