Brunhilda’s Backwards Day #BookReview

Brunhilda's Backwards Day Review

Brunhilda’s Backwards Day by Shawna J. C. Tenney

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I have always taught my boys that kindness is more rewarding than being mean.  So I love when I find books that are fun and teach that too. Brunhilda’s Backwards Day is a book that does just that. The pictures are colorful and fun to look at. All of my boys enjoyed this book. It has quickly became on of our favorite bedtime stories!

In this story we meet Brunhilda. A witch that loved mischief and being mean.  One morning Brunhilda wakes up and everything is backwards.  This is such a fun and entertaining story. And the best part is that it teaches just how good being nice can make you feel.

Brunhilda's Backwards DayAbout the book

Brunhilda the witch loves making trouble. Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, puts on her ugliest dress, eats spider mush for breakfast, and brushes her teeth with candy. Then she looks in the mirror and happily observes, “You are utterly repulsive!” As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her misery. No one is safe from her rainy-day spells or her wart-growing charms!

But one night, Brunhilda’s cat makes trouble instead.

When Brunhilda wakes up that next morning, she is on the right side of the bed. All she can find to wear is a fluffy pink ball gown. And her spider mush is replaced with oatmeal; her candy replaced by toothpaste! The day has gone completely backwards. What will happen when Brunhilda casts her all-time favorite misery-inducing spells?

This is a silly story about how sometimes being nice can be more rewarding than being mean. Brunhilda may decide to keep some of her warts in the end, but she’s a changed witch. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed just doesn’t work for her anymore.

A picture book for 3 to 6 year olds, this book teaches kids that being kind and nice to people actually makes you feel better than playing tricks and being mean. A good lesson for young children, teachers and parents will enjoy the message while kids will be enthralled with the bright, colorful illustrations and the silly, warty witch.
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About Shawna J. C. Tenney (From the author’s Amazon page)

Shawna graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University and soon after started a career as a freelance illustrator. Her work has appeared in picture books, magazines and games. Shawna discovered that her true passion lies in writing and illustrating her very own stories. Shawna is also the host of the Stories Unbound Podcast- a podcast at the Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling for the creators of children’s books.

Shawna lives in the beautiful state of Utah with her wonderful supportive husband and two very artistic daughters.

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