The Bad Day

The Bad Day

By Author / Illustrator

Frann Preston-Gannon


Personal Growth

Age range(s)



Templar Publishing




Paperback / softback




Squirrel is left hanging when a search for a tasty nut goes wrong. Meanwhile, Woodpecker has his beak buried in a tree trunk, Snake is tied in a knot, Turtle is upside down, and Fox? Well, Fox has a suspicious tummy ache . . .These animals are all having a VERY BAD DAY!

But soon it turns out that little Mouse is having the worst day of all, and his friends can only help him - and each other - if they work together.



Squirrel and his friends - Woodpecker, Snake, Turtle and Fox - are all having a bad day with things not going to plan at all, although Mouse's day turns out to be worse than all of them. however, when the friends team up together, they manage to change each other's luck.

This is a lovely picture book written in rhyme which gives it a good flow. The story is easy to follow but still engaging and the pictures are charming. This is a really lovely story to share with young readers and could prompt discussion about helping others. It would be a good tool for circle times linked to PSHE and SMSC.

Picture book / Ages 3+ / Reviewed by Lizi Backhouse, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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