Johnny Lion's Bad Day (I Can Read Level 1)

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9780064442961: Johnny Lion's Bad Day (I Can Read Level 1)

Swoosh-swoosh,
Whoo-whoo
Tiptoe-tiptoe,
Yum, yum, yum--
KERCHEW!

What are the strange sounds in Johnny Lion's room?

This beloved I Can Read Book captures all the misery--and coziness--of a day in bed with a bad, bad cold. Every child will triumph with Johnny Lion when he feels better the next day and the only sound in his room is a healthy ROAR!

This easy-to-read story about the easy-to-love Lion family is told through the lighthearted text of Edith Thacher Hurd and the tender pictures by her husband, Clement Hurd, the illustrator of Goodnight Moon.

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"Johnny Lion had a bad, bad cold. Kerchew! Kerchew! Kerchew!" Relegated to his bed for the whole day, Johnny dozes on and off, awakened periodically by his mother and father to take some red medicine. But each time he takes the medicine, he has bad dreams about swoosh-swooshing owls with big round eyes and giant red rabbits tiptoeing towards Johnny to add him to a stew. It takes a comforting song, something delicious to eat for supper, and a nap in his parents' bed to finally do the trick, giving Johnny happy dreams and restoring him to good health.

There's nothing quite so uncomfortable--and yet comforting--about spending the day in bed with a cold. Johnny Lion's doting parents' firm yet loving caregiving is just what the doctor ordered. Young readers with a touch of the sniffles (or a "bad, bad cold") will recognize the not always unpleasant coziness of giving in to mom and dad's attentions, and look forward to the moment they can roar with health again!

Edith Thacher Hurd and Clement Hurd's magic is alive and well in the classic Johnny Lion books (Johnny Lion's Rubber Boots and Johnny Lion's Book). Clement Hurd is the beloved illustrator of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author:

Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

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