On A Magical Do-Nothing Day, by Beatrice Alemagna, 2016. Hardback.
All I want to do on a rainy day like today is stay inside and play my game. The game drives Mum mad, and she takes it away. I take it back and dash outside – but splash! Disaster strikes. Without my game, nothing is fun. Well, let’s see. Maybe I’m wrong about that…
Winner of the Landernau Award for Picture Books in 2017, this delightful and thought- provoking story is told from the point of view of the fed- up (genderless) young narrator as they begrudgingly set out into the boring, soggy, dreary garden and discover that it is quite possible to have an adventure without being on a computer game.
A wonderfully illustrated and evocative hardback book which will doubtless be read time and again.