The follow-up to bestselling All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys.
Good or bad, the things you do
are all a part of being you —
of learning how to take your boat
on stormy seas and stay afloat.
From the creators of All the Ways To Be Smart comes a message of hope: hard days come and go, but love is with us always. A healing and uplifting tribute to learning and growing — to making mistakes and making amends.
- The perfect gift for children embarking on new challenges
- A wonderful educational tool for teachers and librarians helping children process big changes and big emotions
- Just right for fans of I am Human by Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds and The Bad Seed by Jory John and Pete Oswald.
“Scribble Kids turns the page with Tomorrow Is a Brand-New Day by Davina Bell, illus. by Allison Colpoys, delivering a hopeful and reassuring message that we all have bad days, but they do pass.”
“Reading this is like free-falling through a rainbow: the vibrant illustrations have a vintage feel, and the well-crafted story captures the highs and lows as two best friends tackle an emotionally charged day.”
—Frances Atkinson, The Sydney Morning Herald
“The color palette is bright with shades of pink, lime and aqua that perfectly match the strong emotions on display. Davina Bell’s rhyme scheme is witty, with changing meter and unusual phrasings that create a jaunty delivery for the heartfelt message. Allison Colpoys’ illustrations feature a diverse range of children and families along with beautiful details … It’s warm, playful and emotionally intelligent.”
—Fay Helfenbaum, Books+Publishing
“The book we all need right now!”
—Leesa Lambert, The Little Bookroom
“Reassuring and exuberant.”
—The Sunday Times
Praise for Under the Love Umbrella:
“Scary shadows, friends that don't share, shyness, moving, and such everyday childhood issues as wet pants, a lost tooth, and a parent's rushing them. No worry can last under a love umbrella … Colpoys’ striking illustrations, which combine an earth palette with day-glo highlights, effectively show love umbrellas both imagined and real.”
“This is a book that has it all—a beautiful message with amazing illustrations. This story is all about the “love umbrella” that someone has for another person … We see children experiencing loneliness at being left out on the playground, sadness because of a broken toy, nervous about an upcoming event, embarrassed that they wet their pants, and scared because of a bad dream … It reminds me of The Kissing Hand in that a loved one is reminding a child that they are there for them and they should never feel alone … [A] great tool to talk about feelings.”
—Youth Services Book Review
“When life gets hard or scary, there is always room under the love umbrella to feel safe and adored … [A] sweetly comforting story.”
—School Library Journal
“With a comforting lilt, Bell narrates a message of unshakable connectedness and belonging … [A]n ageless reminder, tenderly composed.”
“A sweet and beautifully illustrated book about love and family.”
“Contemporary yet classic-feeling illustrations, a simple and resonant message. Charming!”
—Jessica Peterson White, Bookseller Review, Content Book Store
- ABA Kids' Reading Guide Booksellers’ Choice for Children's Book of the Year
- ABIA Awards for Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
- Indie Book Awards for Children's