picture book called Thursday

I love picture books for OH SO many reasons. These books can be beautiful keepsakes to treasure and portals into new worlds of pretend. I also know they can be tools of understanding for difficult moments of real life. Through storytelling young readers can learn how to handle friendships, love, loss, and even divorce.

I was fortunate to be the book designer for THURSDAY , which is a newly published picture book written by Ann Bonwill and illustrated by Kayla Harren. THURSDAY tells the story of a young girl who finds out about her parent’s divorce on a Thursday and ruins her favorite day of the week.

interior spread of book Thursday

Her stuffed unicorn offers her distraction and comfort in the hard moments in the days that follow. With her unicorn friend by her side, slowly the little girl awakens to see the natural world around them and life continues on and soon Thursday is just another day in the week.

The combination of Harren’s compelling illustrations with Bonwill’s tender storytelling offers a powerful book about healing and hope for children experiencing divorce.