National Regular Average Ordinary Day

National Regular Average Ordinary Day, by Lisa Katzenberger, Illustrated by Barbara Bakos, Penguin Workshop 2020

Here’s the publisher’s description for this charmingly funny book: “Peter does not like being boredso he comes up with a way to have some festive fun — he’ll celebrate a different holiday each day! He even rates them on a scale of 1 to 10. But when he wakes up one morning to discover there isn’t any holiday, he realizes he’ll have to take matters into his own hands and make up his own! That’s easier said than done, though, and nothing seems to go right — until Peter realizes that even a regular, average, ordinary day can be something worth celebrating.”

I think kids will find Peter’s struggle relatable. (What mom hasn’t heard, “I’m bored!” … and cringed and wished for a little boredom herself.) But this book won’t leave you or your kids yawning. Instead, Peter’s misadventures are sure to get your kiddos giggling – especially with the delightfully funny and animated illustrations ramping up the fun. And you’ll love the takeaway – with a little imagination and creativity, “an ordinary day can be fun, too.”

(In fact, this may be just the message we need right now. While we can’t involve the whole block in our fun like Peter does in the story, there are still plenty of regular, average, ordinary games we can play with our kids as we celebrate the extra time together.)

*I was gifted a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


1 thought on “National Regular Average Ordinary Day

  1. Cassandra Johnson June 26, 2020 — 11:11 am

    You do these so well Rachel. I’m proud of how well you write.


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