Picture Day Perfection
Written by Deborah Diesen
Illustrated by Dan Santat
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013. Unpaged picture book.
School Picture Day: the day every child dreads. Not our main character, who has planned for months how great his picture is going to be. On the big day, though, everything seems to go awry. He has a terrible case of bedhead, his shirt is a mess, and there is a syrup incident at breakfast. To add to all this, he comes to school and discovers, "Of all the backgrounds in the world, Mom checked snoring-boring 'Traditional Gray.' No one gets 'Traditional Gray.'" For all these setbacks, will he have the perfect school picture in the end? Read this laugh-out-loud book to see how it develops!