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Monday, October 26, 2020

Some Days Blog Tour (review and giveaway)

I'm thrilled to have the Some Days Blog Tour stopping by today with a review and giveaway...

Some Days 

Written and Illustrated by Maria Wernicke 

Translated by Lawrence Schimel 

Nov. 1, 2020 

Amazon Crossing Kids 


From an Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee comes a touching story of family, security, and loss. 

A young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard. Down this passageway, it is not cold, there is no danger, and nothing bad can ever happen—and the person she longs for is with her again. The only problem is that, on some days, the passageway is not there. But maybe, together, mother and daughter can find a way to carry that feeling with them always. 

First published in Argentina, this lovely picture book will tug on the heartstrings of anyone who knows what it means to miss a loved one. 



★“A gentle model for living while missing a loved one.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


“This brief, wistful exchange between a mother and her child delivers its emotion between the lines, and Schimel’s translation handles the understatement deftly…Wernicke shows the two twirled up in another set of sheets, looking for the passageway together, in this portrait of a parent who hears and honors her child’s words.” —Publishers Weekly 

In Some Days, a young girl tells her mother about a passageway in their yard...a passageway that leads to a safe, good place where someone she longs for is. But even though the young girl longs for it always, the passageway isn’t there every day. 


Marie Wernicke’s Some Days is an achingly beautiful exploration of grief, remembering, and love. Wernicke’s text is sparse, yet immensely powerful and thoughtful. Like grief and love, the illustrations fill the pages with larger than life characters and delightful splashes of colors, exuding so much heart and hope. 


So thoughtfully and tenderly crafted, Some Days will move readers of all ages with its deeply felt emotions. 


María Wernicke is an award-winning Argentinian author and illustrator of children’s books. She is a 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee. Her illustrations have been part of multiple international exhibits, including at the Bratislava Biennial exhibition and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, among others. Learn more about the author at www.maria 

On Instagram: @wernicke_maria 


Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual author and translator, with more than one hundred books to his credit. His children’s books have won a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and have been selected for lists of outstanding titles by the International Board on Books for Young People. His translated books include Wanda Gàg’s Millions of Cats and George Takei’s graphic novel They Called Us Enemy, among many others. He lives in Madrid, Spain. 

Win a copy of Some Days! 

Amazon Crossing Kids has generously offered one new copy for one lucky winner. 

-US/CAN only 

-ends 11/1/2020 

-winner will be emailed and must claim prize within 48 hours 

-Word Spelunking is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen prizes in the mail 


Julie Waldron said...

This sounds like a cute book with beautiful illustrations.

Danielle H. said...

The premise sounds emotional and I'm excited to read this book.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good book.

Linda H said...

This is a lovely illustrated book and I like that it highlights the mother-daughter connection.