SOME DAYS, by Kren Kaufman Orloff, Illustrated by Ziyue Chen, Sterling Children Books


“Some days are chocolate pudding pie days.
Kites up in the sky days.
Jumping super high days.”

This rhyming picture book—from the author of the bestselling I Wanna Iguana series and Miles of Smiles—is a moving, powerful, delightful exploration of a child’s shifting feelings.


Come along and follow a year in the life of a young boy and girl as they discover their many different and ever-changing emotions, including joy, fear, anger, jealousy, excitement, pride, disappointment, loneliness, and contentment. As children read about “angels in the snow days” as well as “need my mommy nowadays,” they’ll begin to understand how to cope with both positive and negative feelings.

approx. 40 pages

Out March 5, 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is the author’s eleventh book.  Her website is at

What a great book about emotions and learning to be yourself. Each day is different and each child experiences each differently. This book also shows that everyone feels one way or another every day and it’s okay.

The illustrations are adorable and cleanly executed. I love the expressions on the faces the illustrator successfully drew and nailed each page’s artwork to compliment the story driving it forward to a delightful conclusion. This is a very good example of author and illustrator understanding each other and working well together.

The book is a hardcover oversize with a lovely bright and cheerful book jacket. This book will sit perfectly in the laps of both first-time and early readers as they turn pages to read the sweet rhyming sentences that flow from cover to cover.


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