A Day So Gray

by Marie Lamba and Alea Marley

A winter’s day is transformed from bleak to beautiful by warm friendship and a new perspective in a gentle story that encourages the appreciation and celebration of cozy pleasures and quiet joys.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328695994
  • ISBN-10: 1328695999
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

Once you start to notice, colors and reasons for gratitude are everywhere, and that changes everything! Celebrate the hues and comforts of a cozy winter day as a discontented girl at first notices only dull grays and browns in a snowy landscape but is coaxed by her friend to look more closely. Soon she finds orange berries, blue water, purple shadows, and more. Warm friendship and a fresh way of seeing things transform a snow-covered landscape from bleak to beautiful! 


About the author
Marie Lamba

Marie Lamba is co-author of the picture book Green Green: A Community Gardening Story, and author of the YA novels What I Meant..., Over My Head, and Drawn. She is also a literary agent, and she lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  www.marielamba.com Twitter: @marielamba Instagram: @marie.lamba

Alea Marley

Alea Marley is the illustrator of Henry Without Liza and A Day so Gray, among others. She lives in the UK. www.aleamarley.co.uk Twitter: @aleazui Instagram: @aleazui


"Cozy up with this book to start a conversation about finding what's bright when things seem dull."—Kirkus 


"Lamba's words encourage readers to seek out the tiny scraps of beauty that brighten life's doldrums..., Marley creates an enchanting soft-focus winterscape drenched in light....Whenever a day is gray and lonely, this cozy reminder to look on the colorful side will invite smiles and lift spirits."—Shelf Awareness 


"A good choice for storytimes on cold winter days that will encourage youngsters to see 'so much more than gray.'"—School Library Journal 


"Illustrator Alea Marley’s colors pop off the page....'Boring' and bleak become colorful when it is beauty you seek."—BookPage