Sunday, December 7, 2014

Children's Book Review: The Best Part of The Day (Author-Sarah Ban Breathnach Illustrator-Wendy Edelson)

The Best Part of The DayHardcover, 40 pages
Published August 25th 2014
Publisher: Regnery Kids
Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
Illustrator: Wendy Edelson

In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children's book, The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this "good night" story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family's nighttime routine.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
In addition to SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, Sarah Ban Breathnach is the author of THE SIMPLE ABUNDANCE JOURNAL OF GRATITUDE, SOMETHING MORE, and MRS. SHARP'S TRADITIONS. She currently resides in California. Please visit her website at

"Each part of the year
brings lots of good reasons
to treasure the gifts
we find in each season."

What a beautiful story that expresses that each one of us should take a moment to be grateful for the simple joys in life. This book reflects on spending time with your family, explaining the importance of spending time with your children, and being a huge part of your children's bedtime rituals each night. 

Its the small things in life that help people to recall the memories of times long forgot....of memories that bring smiles to your face. 

I truly loved the illustrations in this book and especially the ones showing the animals all cuddled together with their young settling in for the night. Humans and animals both have a strong desire to protect their young and ensure their safety. 

"But the very best part of this day
is over there on the floor.
Before we had one cat
and now we have four!"

There's new baby kittens
so tiny and small.
Aren't nature's surprises
the best gifts of all?"

The Best Part of My Day also reflects on family traditions and shows several illustrations of children helping their Mom cook dinner, helping to rake the leaves up when Fall has arrived, and helping to feed and water their animals each day. 

The Best Part of The Day was a beautiful children's book that expresses the values of family and of taking time with your family each and every day. The illustrations were so life-like and beautiful. I just loved everything about this children's book and have read it to my son for the last 3 nights in a row! He loves it as much as I do!!! 

**The quotes from this book have been taken from an Advanced Reading Copy and are subject to change when the final book is printed. Please refer to the final, finished copy for exact quotes!**

**I want to say Thank You to Regnery Publishing and SoCalPR for the opportunity to review this book!!**

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