This is the first paperback edition of the classic gift book. No one who has lips will be able to read The Blue Day Book without smiling. The Blue Day Book is a wonderful collection of amusing, poignant animal photos and inspirational text designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's got the blues. No one who has lips will be able to read it without smiling; it's guaranteed. The fact is, we all have our bad days--they are an intrinsic part of being human. As prescribed by The Blue Day Book in its delightful photo and text messages, the solution is to see each incident in perspective, recognize that our feelings of failure and loss are not unique, acknowledge the absurdities of our existence, and glory in the potential we all have. In less than 100 sentences, The Blue Day Book conveys this message with great compassion and humor. Its vehicle is charming black-and-white photographs of animals that are strangely human and completely free of judgment or pretension. The humble marriage of easy text and beautiful images takes the reader through the entire evolution of a blue day, examines what it feels like, what causes it, and how to get over it. * NOTE: The price on the cover is an easily removable sticker.
The Blue Day Book Illustrated Edition is a marvelous relaunch of the original collection that conveys inspirational and poignant text, now brilliantly paired with illustrations of a wonderfully expressive elephant. Not only are the words designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's got the blues, the whimsical illustrations create a beautiful, visual story for readers to follow along. No one who has lips will be able to read it without smiling; it's guaranteed. Nineteen years after its first printing, Bradley Trevor Greive's global bestseller The Blue Day Book has become a modern classic and is still bringing smiles to readers around the world. And because we all still have bad days now and then, the time is right for an illustrated edition of this uniquely funny, compassionate book that inspired an entire genre of uplifting gift books. This special edition features stunning new illustrations created by Claire Keane, the artist and animator who created the art for Disney's Frozen. Still included, of course, are the original, warm, supportive messages and humorous insights guaranteed to raise the spirits of anyone feeling down and blue.
This two-sided prompt journal combines the captivating photographs and comforting advice from The Blue Day Book with space for readers to record their own feelings and observations and conquer those blue days that everyone experiences. There is plenty of space for personal reflection on its beautifully designed pages, and it also provides prompted list pages in its directory section so readers can record and remember the things that help them dispel the blues and make them feel happy.
'I was born on 31 January 1979 - a Wednesday. I know it was a Wednesday, becasue the date is blue in my mind and Wednesdays are always blue, like the number nine or the sound of loud voices arguing.' Like the character Hoffman portrayed, he can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways Daniel is not all like the Rain Man. He is virtually unique amongst people who have severe autisitic disorders in being capable of living a fully-functioning, independent life. It is this incredible self-awareness and ability to communicate what it feels like to live in a totally extraordinary way that makes BORN ON A BLUE DAY so powerful.
Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.
THE BLUE DAY JOURNAL is a continuation of THE BLUE DAY BOOK's magical lessons in cheering yourself up. It's undated, so can be begun at any time, and includes prompts from BTG on how to get the most out of it. Turn the journal over and you have an instant tonic: your very own BLUE DAY DIRECTORY, featuring all your favourite things - and guaranteed to cheer you up on a blue day!
Hugh's Blue Day is a delightful rhyming story that will appeal to any child who has had "the blues." Geared primarily to 2-5-year-olds, it features a grumpy little boy and his fun-loving mom. When Hugh refuses to play, mom tries to cheer him up by making the whole day "blue." At first Hugh is doubtful, but he soon takes up the challenge, trying to outwit mom as she strives to make everything blue: his clothes, his food, even his toothpaste. Hodgson's quirky rhymes and the infectious enthusiasm of Collins' color illustrations make this a classic picture book.