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Macmillan Children's Book

Georgie's Best Bad Day

Georgie and Friends

Author: Ruth Chan

Georgie's Best Bad Day

Georgie's Best Bad Day


About This Book

Georgie and Friends, the adorable crew from Where's the Party?, are back in a new picture book . . . but they're having a bad day!
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Perfect for anyone cranky, crabby, grumpy... or all of the above!

In Georgie's Best Bad Day, Georgie and Friends are all having a bad day. So this cat and his crew of adorable animals decide to do their favorite things to turn their day around.

They make pickles . . . They try knitting . . . They even bake a cake . . . and their bad day only gets worse!

But in this gorgeous and silly picture book from author and illustrator Ruth Chan, Georgie and Friends learn that bad days always go away when you're with friends, even if your head gets stuck in a pickle jar!

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Roaring Brook Press



In The News

“This fun take on the power of friendship and overcoming obstacles through humor presents a valuable but subtle lesson on coping with bad days.” —School Library Journal

“For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions.” —Kirkus

“Chan strikes a fine balance between slapstick humor, good intentions, and relatable frustrations. Young readers will adore the comic illustrations and the animals’ open expressions . . . A funny and comforting pick.” —Booklist

“The cleverness here is the interplay between word and picture . . . A terrific choice for dialogic story sharing; pair with Viorst’s classic Alexander . . . and [Jory] John’s Penguin Problems.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for the Georgie & Friends book Where's the Party?:

“Both parents and children will delight in characters’ quirky one-liners and the surprise ending—the greatest party of all. A tale of generosity and friendship best paired with cake, of course.” —Booklist

“Georgie is pretty doggone adorable . . . definitely a charmer.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Where's the Party?:

“Chan's ink-and-watercolor illustrations are full of playful details to enjoy, and her animals' anxious expressions and lumpy-lanky bodies create a cast of friends who can be idiosyncratic and insecure, yet are confident to be themselves.” —Publishers Weekly

“A fun and endearing offering for cake and pickle lovers everywhere and party-loving friends to share.” —School Library Journal

“Young readers will delight at tracing Georgie’s path through the aerial-view illustration of the Brooklyn-ish neighborhood, and readers of all ages will enjoy the pleasing illustrations.” —

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Georgie's Best Bad Day

Georgie's Best Bad Day