a brilliant book for embracing differences in people and in life

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BRUNO, SOME OF THE MORE INTERESTING DAYS IN MY LIFE SO FAR
by Catharina Valckx, illustrated by Nicolas Hubesch – Gecko Press, 2017
ages 2 to 8 years / picture books + chapter booksfunny, emotional resilience

Most everyone has had almost-perfect days, stupid days, rainy days, peculiar days and uninteresting days. It’s the mix that makes life interesting. Bruno is a cat who tells the story of six very different days in his life.

They’re the sort of days we’ve all had—with surprising, quirky twists. Among those days, there are totally relatable moments, like this one:

“That day, the power went out on my street, At night, so as not to be in the dark, I lit candles. It was very pretty. Since they don’t happen very often, I really like days when the power goes out.”

And totally fantastic days, like when Bruno and his friend Ringo, a horse, find that they can breathe underwater and end up in a backwards swimming race with their new friend Bup, a fish. Bruno muses: