Hank’s Big Day: The Story Of a Bug (Random House/Schwartz & Wade) is a story about a brave pill bug who goes on a risky journey to meet up with his best friend, a girl named Amelia. The girl and the bug have fun and adventures together, then it’s time for Hank to head home.
*** A Kirkus and Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book of 2016 ***
“Lovely and inviting.”–Publisher’s Weekly* (starred review)
“An eye-catching picture book with an intrepid little hero.” – Booklist* (starred review)
“Excellent layout, text, and illustrations make for a thoroughly satisfying story.” – Kirkus Reviews* (starred review)
“This charming, positive book revels in unusual friendships and the value of imagination.” – BookPage.
“A lively suburban romp that captures the essence of friendship and play, with text and thoughtful details that are interspersed evenly enough to hold the attention of younger readers.” – School Library Journal
“Like this small bug’s life, this book encompasses more than one might first imagine as it celebrates special friendships and the adventure one can discover in day-to-day life.” – The Horn Book Magazine.
Hank’s Big Day is a Junior Library Guild selection.
Here is a sample of the art, by Chuck Groeninck. Can you find Hank?
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