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One Special Day: A Story for Big Brothers and Sisters (Board book)

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By Lola M. Schaefer, Jessica Meserve (Illustrator), Jessica Meserve (Cover design or artwork by)
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I just love Spencer! He is strong & fast & loud! And then…he is quiet. And gentle because Spencer has become a brother! A great book for families expecting their second child.

— Susan


Does having a new brother or sister make you into MORE than you already are?

Spencer is about to find out.

He's as strong as a bear, as funny as a monkey, and as wild as a tiger. But on one special day, everything changes. Now Spencer is strong, funny, wild, brave, free . . . and gentle, too.

About the Author

Lola M. Schaefer ( is the author of more than 200 books for children, including One Busy Day, the follow-up to this book. Her book Frankie Stein was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award and the Mockingbird Award. Lola lives with her husband, Ted, in the mountains of north Georgia.

Jessica Meserve ( is the author-illustrator of Small Sister and Can Anybody Hear Me? She was born in Maine, studied illustration in Scotland, and worked in publishing as a children's book designer before pursuing a career as an illustrator. Her two young children helped inspire her artwork in this book, as well as its follow-up, One Busy Day.

Praise For…

Praise for One Special Day:
An ALA Notable Children's Book
Bank Street Best Books of the Year
CCBC Choices
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books for Kids

Product Details
ISBN: 9781484788424
ISBN-10: 1484788427
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English