Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Brunhilda's Backwards Day

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Book Review - Brunhilda's Backwards Day

Brunhilda's Backwards Day

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About the Book
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.

My Take on the Book
Shawna's story is meant for a young child. It is a delightful and funny story to read and enjoy with a young child. 

I enjoyed this story immensely. It put a smile on my face and was heartwarming to see how the author wove Brunhilda's trouble making antics into something positive. The author also illustrated beautifully how Brunhilda enjoyed the positive feedback she received when something she did made someone happy.

For example: on Brunhilda's backwards day, she was going to upset a little boy by making his ice cream cone fall to the ground. What happened instead was the ice cream cone grew more scoops and of course you can imagine the surprise and elation of the young child.

The author illustrated her story with beautiful pictures which showed the details of the emotions and added to the humorous events. 

I believe you and your child will enjoy reading this story together often.
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