'Hello gorgeous,' Mum said when I woke up. 'What would you like for breakfast? You can have anything you want.' I had cherries, coke, crumpets and raspberry ice cream.
So begins a day in the life of one boy. But it's a day with a difference - a perfect day.
Not only does his dog Muffin come to school, he easily wins the spelling quiz and gets a standing ovation from his classmates.
It is a day like no other - when he can do exactly what he wants! Or is it?
About The Author
John Marsden lives in Kerrie, Victoria. He is Australia's most popular writer of Young Adult fiction. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and he has won, or been short-listed for, every major award for Young Adult literature in Australia, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year, the National Children's Book awards and numerous children's choice awards. The gripping war series, which began with Tomorrow when the War Began, has broken all sales records for Young Adult fiction. Burning for Revenge was recently awarded the Bookdata-ABA Book of the Year Award (1998). John Marsden's move into picture books has been highly acclaimed, following the release of Prayer for the 21st Century in 1997 and Norton's Hut in 1998. The Rabbits was named CBC Book of the Year in 1999. A Day in the Life of Me is his fourth picture book.
About the Illustrator
Craig Smith has an excellent track record as a children's book illustrator. He first teamed with Gary Crew to provide a remarkable interpretation of Troy Thompson's Excellent Poetry Book and Troy Thompson's Radical Prose Folio. The more recent of his awards include CBC Honour Book : Younger Readers (1999) for Bob the Builder and The Elves, Short listed CBC Book of the Year: Younger Readers for Billy the Punk (1996) and Short listed CBC for Not Again, Dad by Thurley Fowler (1995). Craig has also illustrated the Paul Jennings titles : The Cabbage Patch Fib and The Cabbage Patch War. Craig lives in Healesville, Victoria.
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st July 2002
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 26.8 x 23.5 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.36