Book review: The Great Day, by Taro Gomi

Gomi, Taro. The Great Day. Chronicle Books, 1984. 978-1-4521-1125-4. $16.99. Ages 5-8 yrs. P8 Q8.

Gomi Great DaySimple dialog takes the reader along with the boy on his day of firsts, from first to wake up to first to go to sleep with all the activity in between. The illustrations will help beginning readers with unfamiliar words.

April 2015 review by Patty Dodson.

[Editor’s note: The author of more than 400 books in Japan, Taro Gomi is probably best known in the United States for the title, Everybody Poops.  The Great Day was first released in Japan in 1984, with an American release in 1987 by William Morrow, under the title “First Comes Harry.”  This reissue features the simple colorful illustrations which carry the story of a boy who is first at everything from waking up in the morning to going to sleep at night.]


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