The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Tell Me the Day Backwards
Publisher: Walker Books
In this delightful bedtime story, a young bear tells his mother all about his exciting day - in reverse - inspiring young listeners/readers to do the same. Just before going to bed, Timmy Bear and his mother play a game they call Tell Me the Day Backwards. Timmy tries to remember everything that happened to him that day in reverse order, from watching the sunset on the hill to the picnic supper before that, from being chased by bees to finding honey in an old tree trunk, all the way back to waking up that morning from his winter-long hibernation. It is a charming bedtime story sure to have parents and children sharing their own day - backwards - with each other.
This book is ideal bedtime reading and the perfect interactive experience as children are inspired to tell their own day backwards. It includes gorgeous illustrations featuring the most emotively expressive bears, whose enjoyment, exhilaration, excitement and concern all really leap off the page.