There’s a lot to love about Anna Walker’s new picture book
- The illustrations.Stunning as always, and for those of us that love end papers, these are great. Each showing a street scene, the same scene but slight differences from front to back.
- The story.Bill wakes up to a gloomy day, where nothing goes quite right. Things don’t get much better throughout the day, and his unhappy/sad/grumpy/angry feelings start to take over and the grey cloud that follows him around (Mr Huff) gets bigger and bigger.It might sound weird, but I like books that show being unhappy/sad/grumpy/angry is part of life. Obviously I don’t WANT children to be unhappy, but it’s a fact of life that we have good days, and not so good days. So a book that shows how you can deal with those bad days and get back to happy, is a good one.