Chelsea Lin Wallace Personalized Books and Preorders

Ode To A Bad day Book Cover - Little girl in yellow jacket performing on stage in spotlight. Author Chelsea Lin Wallace  

Preorder Ode To A Bad Day the upcoming picture book from author Chelsea Lin Wallace.

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Ode to A Bad Day will be published on April 18th, 2023.

About the book: Told in a series of dramatic odes to her day's annoyances, Alexander (of the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) has got NOTHING on this girl whose day just gets worse and worse. Sometimes the little bumps in our days can feel much bigger than they are. And when they start multiplying . . . oh, what a bad day it can become! Told in a series of dramatic odes to a day's annoyances, Ode to a Bad Day lets children and caregivers alike find the humor and compassion in the days that could have gone better--and encourages readers to look forward to a better day . . . tomorrow. Classic in sensibility but with fresh, sharp wit, this book touches on a truly universal topic with an authentic voice young readers will recognize and identify with. The struggles of the main character immediately capture the drama of childhood without making the world seem totally hopeless and antagonistic. This picture book is riddled with rhyme and chock-full of humor in every stanza--perfect for read-aloud occasions, bedtime, or any moment a kid needs cheering up on a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. In celebrating frustration, tedium, and boredom, this book also emphasizes the value of remaining positive facing life's various difficulties. You can be upset and still be a regular person; you can have a bad day and still rhyme about it. Perfect for kids who are nervous about starting school or struggling with any less-than-ideal moments in life. After reading through the fun, rhyming narrative, kids can read on to learn more about what an ode is, how to make one, and even have the opportunity to create their own.

About the author: Chelsea Lin Wallace is a children’s author, poet, and former elementary school teacher with a master’s in education. She is the author of A HOME NAMED WALTER (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan) and has several more books for kids releasing over the next few years. When she isn’t busy writing for kids she can be found cheering them on -- coaching volleyball, directing musical theater, and encouraging her students through their ups and downs. While Chelsea has had her own share of bad days, this is her first ode to one. She is represented by Jen Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency and is a proud member of SCBWI and the 12×12 Challenge. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, her daughter Charlee, and her dog, Lucky. 
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