Title: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day
Author: Beatrice Alemagna
Illustrator: Beatrice Alemagna
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (2017)
It’s pouring with rain and a girl just wants to play her martian computer game. Her mother takes the game from her, but the girl snatches it back and runs outside. Disaster strikes when she drops the game in a freezing, cold pond. ”Without my game, I had nothing to do. The rain was so hard it felt like rocks hitting me. I was a small tree caught in a hurricane.” Despite her disappointment, she explores the surrounding nature. “The whole world seemed brand new as if it had been created right in front of me.” She returns home transformed.