Monday is One Day by Arthur Levine, illustrated by Julian Hector (Scholastic, 2011).
If you are a working parent, Arthur Levine has created just the right book for you to read together with your kid(s) under a warm blanket on Sunday night.
This book really stands out because of the choice of illustrations. Just like actual families where one or both parents works, these families are diverse. There is a single mom, single dad, gay dads, straight parents, urban families, rural families, and one African American family. And I suppose that would be one of my quibbles — more families of color would have made Monday is One Day even better. And the other little quibble is the cover — how come the gay couple can’t stand together next to their kid? Hmmm?
(Covers of books featuring diverse characters is a whole other story!)
(Image source: Goodreads)