OUR FAVORITE DAY, by Joowon Oh, Candlewick Press


Charmingly detailed illustrations help tell a touching tale of the bond between grandparent and grandchild in a quiet yet powerful debut.

“Thursdays are my favorite days.”

“Mine, too.”

Every morning Papa follows his normal routine. He drinks his tea, waters his plants, tidies up, and takes the bus into town. Papa enjoys his daily tasks, but there’s one day each week that is extra special. That’s the day he might visit the craft store, get two orders of dumplings to go, and possibly pick some flowers he sees along the path. With its spare text and wonderfully warm watercolor and cut-paper illustrations just begging to be pored over, Joowon Oh’s tale of the singular love between a grandfather and granddaughter will nestle within the heart of every reader

Out September 2019

32 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

This is an enchanting book about the relationship of a grandad and his granddaughter. Their special day is Thursday where they get to spend a lot of time together. Both look forward to this time. The story is sweet and endearing, and promotes quality time with grandparents. You get to see how both are excited for each Thursday.

For me, it’s important for my daughter to spend as much time as she can with her grandmother. There are things she can learn from my mother that I can’t teach her and their time is filled with quality and special moments that build lasting memories. The author/illustrator focuses on this using a comparison of what it’s like for granddad before the visit and how it is for him on the day of the visit.

The artwork is perfect for the book, complimenting the story a lot. I like the style of illustrations and the choice of soft water colors used.  The pages are full and artwork is large and colorful. A great book for the youngest of readers and its wording and sentence length not too bad.

I recommend this book for its lesson, charm and illustrations.

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