Delia's Dull Day

Delia's Dull Day

An Incredibly Boring Story

Book - 2012
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"A little girl complains that her life is boring, never realizing that amazing things are happening around her such as elephants marching through her house, a pirate sitting behind her on the school bus, or a submarine in her pool"--
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781585368044
Branch Call Number: MYER
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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mvkramer Nov 01, 2013

Delia complains about her boring life, while, in the background, pirates, astronauts and escaped zoo animals play. Kids will enjoy pointing out all the weird events Delia does not notice.

SPL_Childrens Jan 07, 2013

What experiences and possibilities might each of us see if we were truly paying attention?

Delia complains that her days are dull because nothing ever happens. She fails to look up or around her, thus missing a profusion of amazing things happening during her day.

As she eats breakfast, two huge elephants march by her table … but Delia doesn’t notice them because she doesn’t look up from her cereal.

As she walks to school, looking at a smartphone, a line of large, colourful hot air balloons sails by in the sky … but Delia doesn’t notice them.

Neither does she notice the myriad of beautiful butterflies flying out of her tuba in music class, the gorilla behind her in the cafeteria line, the fierce pirate sitting behind her, the huge submarine that rises to the surface as she leaves the pool at swim class, the little green aliens around her as she is “busy” watching television at home, or any of the other awesome things which appear around her.

The lesson of this story is, of course, that life isn’t at all boring if you pay attention to all the exciting things and adventures that are in the world around us - even if they don’t include aliens, elephants and submarines. A tiny butterfly in itself is truly marvelous and wonderful.

Children will quickly perceive that it’s the artwork in this imaginative book which actually tells the story – as Delia moans that nothing ever happens, the entertaining illustrations tell us otherwise.

Parents who have heard the refrain “I’m bored!” will appreciate this witty story as much as young readers and listeners.

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SPL_Childrens Jan 07, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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