This is a wonderful book for All ages. It’s creative and fun and it made me smile!
“Today is the Day to Run Away” is a fabulous book. I have three daughters and it’s been fun sitting down to read it with them. Actually, my 9 year old likes to play “mommy” and read it to her younger sisters. As a Life Coach and parent, I recommend this book not only because it’s fun to read but also for its valuable life lessons. Thank you Denise for so creatively bringing your ideas to life!
Speaker, Coach and “Recovering Perfect Mom”
A unique and delightful story children will love. It will stimulate their own sense of imagination to become creative.
Today is the Day to Run Away written by Denise Rogers and beautifully illustrated by Paula Green is a delightful and insightful children’s book. In this book many plans are made and many plans are changed. There are many things in life that one must go through and sometimes persevere and decide what would be best for all involved in the long run. When one is purchasing this lovely book that contains an important message it is also worth noting that one dollar from the sale of each book will be donated to a very worthwhile charity called “Cassidy’s Craft Campaign” that raises money and craft supplies for a craft room at BC Children’s Hospital. So do yourself a favor and enjoy Denise Rogers’ well-written book as soon as possible.
—Lyvia L. Smith, Author
“The Joy of Positive Thinking, How to Be Up When You’re Down”
July 11, 2011
An enchanting story! I’ll never look at my poor toes the same way again or neglect them…regular pedicures for the darlings or they will run away. Seriously, very inventive, well written and illustrated. The lesson of co-operation and managing personal desires/expectations is well done – clever and amusing.
Love those toes and my great granddaughter will love this book.
I find the story with the illustrations so original that I couldn’t help but buy it for future grandkids. The idea of toes talking and deciding to run away brings a smile to the reader, especially the child. . . Who has never thought of running away? It is so clearly written with a message that we have choices and that maybe our life isn’t so bad after all. I think children will get that. . . To be totally honest, this little book is like a breath of fresh air for the young reader compared to a lot of the children books out there. . .
Such a delightfully age appropriate read for children aged 4-7. I so appreciate the theme. What is not to love about this story – values of friendship, promoting listening, collaborating, and asking for needs not to mention overt opportunities to extend dialogue and understanding and make personal connections to the message. Simply delightful.
Retired Kindergarten Teacher
Just want to say my grand kids love the story.
I liked the idea of the “trip to Europe”. Since we traveled extensively and shared our adventures with the grand kids they were well informed about what, why and where Big Right wanted to visit.
All of the details could be related by the readers and listeners, for example: trying on shoes, walking bare foot, companionship, decision making and the happy ending.
I, also, found it interesting that you got the idea from “your own sore toe”. Great story!
What a fun book to read with my daughter, she loves to giggle, observe, look at pictures and hear stories. Today is the Day to Run Away is the perfect book to interact with my baby by playing with her toes, teaching her about team work, and spending quality time together. I love the fact that there are suggested activities recommended at the end of the story. The book and activities can be easily modified for a growing child. Thank you Denise for sharing your creativity.
—Diane C. Doyle, www.sketchajournal.com