A Review of "Delia’s Dull Day: An Incredibly Boring Story" in School Library Journal
School Library Journal (Oct 2012)
PreS-K–Delia takes readers through her previous day, explaining all the ways in which it was so boring, but the art tells the real story. While she is eating her cereal, two elephants walk through her living room, but she is so busy worrying about spilling milk that she doesn’t notice them. Instances like this happen on every page, giving readers glances at pirates, gorillas, aliens, hot-air balloons, and more. Myer integrates his text done in various fonts, sizes, and colors with his watercolor illustrations, making the words feel as though they are flowing into the pictures. This charming story with its hilarious art is perfect for group sharing. Children will love that they can see what Delia can’t and will feel they’ve been let in on a secret. That device alone makes this a great book that will see lots of repeated readings.
—Lora Van Marel