The lush pastoral scenes of Hayao Miyazaki meets the comforting humdrum daily woodland chores of David the Gnome. Shown from the alternating perspectives of forest creatures and a small child. This book will lower your blood pressure by like 20 points.
An average day can be just that: average. But it can also be extraordinary and full of surprises, if we’re mindful of the world around us. In Days Like This, we witness the peaks and valleys of everyday life through two different narrative voices. The tiniest detail or the most fleeting moment can look quite different, depending on your perspective!
About the Author
Oriane Smith was born in a foggy seaside town in France. She moved to Montréal, Canada, in 2014, trading the waves of the sea for snow-covered forests. As an author, speech therapist, and musician, she loves to create stories with both words and sounds. To date, she has published three children’s titles, as well as two instrumental albums under the pseudonym Orange Mist.
After studying graphic arts in Rennes, Alice Gravier moved to Paris, where she still lives today, to launch her career as an illustrator. In her graphic explorations, she mostly focuses on the little details, the simple things that make up our daily lives, such as people and the way they walk. Days Like This marks Gravier’s 10th children’s picture book.
“With it’s thoughtful tone and call-and-response text, Days Like This will be a good summertime fit for families whose 5-to-9-year-olds want to practice their reading.” — Wall Street Journal