The Very Awesome Day
A Children's Book about the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Book Review By Readers Choice
The Very Awesome Day by Tümay Köprülü is a children’s book about a little girl’s thoughts and life just when the pandemic hit and her outside world and life came to a sudden end. Esmahan is a mischievous little girl who loves doing outdoor activities; she also enjoys her time with ballet classes and gymnastics, spending time with her parents and her best friend Lolly. One day, everything changes when her father has to go fight the germs. For Esmahan, pandemic life is harder than the average child because her father is risking his life daily since the beginning of the virus, and she won’t see him for months to come. Her weekly routine drastically changes, and she has to come up with new activities to do inside the safety of her home, all of it while missing and worrying about her father.
Tümay Köprülü offers a book about how this particular children acts to the pandemic, something that maybe most people didn’t think about since we were all worried about ourselves and how we could pass the time. Esmahan is a great example of a child that keeps her spirits up, no matter what is going on outside. The Very Awesome Day is a perfect book for children now a days; it may help them feel acknowledged, understood, and know that they are not alone in this world situation. The illustrations accompany the story in a meant-to-be way. Children’s stories are sometimes the best way to tell a story and dedicate it to those who deserve it most, which in this case are the health workers around the globe.
What would you do if your daily routine changed completely,
and you couldn’t do all the things you loved to do?
If you had to be separated from your favorite relatives
or friends for a long time, how would you deal with it?
TÜMAY KÖPRÜLÜ --
"Come along and find out how Esmahan deals with her new and different world, in this colorful, delightful story about a sweet little girl with the warmest heart."
The Very Awesome Day
Le Plus Beau Jour
I Loved everything about it! This book is 100% relevant to the times we’re living in. And the children need a book like this!
This book is a sweet story with amazing illustrations. For sure a book worth giving as a gift to those with young children. My own boys enjoyed listening to the story.
Book was beautifully written and illustrated. Bought as a gift for a young family member. Would recommend!! Pictures are so cute!