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Sixth Sunday

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I wasn't sure what this story was going to be apart but my son enjoyed all of the silly things the mommy does in this book. He got a big kick out of it.
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Sixth Sunday has cute imagery and a sweet story about a mom and son having one day when they break all the rules together. I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand the illustrations are really appealing and I like the sweet and close relationship depicted between mom and son. On the other hand I am not certain I want to read my son a story where he has one day he gets to break all the rules. It does help that it is him and his mom breaking the rules together and everything they do is a thing they do as a team. This might be okay for an older child (mine is a toddler) who understands that he won't get a day exactly like what is described in the book. 

This is a 3.5-4 stars for me. However, for parents with older kids or who are maybe less stringent about the rules it might warrant a much higher rating.

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The illustrations of Sixth Sunday are fun (and gorgeous!). This is a sweet and silly read-aloud for all families to enjoy -- and discuss what they'd choose to do on their "sixth Sunday."
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This was a charmer of a book written by Arielle Haughee, and beautifully illustrated by Anastasiya Yanovskaya. I have to say it's a personal peeve of mine that writers get so much credit and the illustrators, who in a book like this do by far the most work, get second billing - if they're lucky! The cover mentions Anastasiya Yanovskaya - who is an excellent artist - but the Net Galley listing for this book makes no mention of her at all. I find that reprehensible. But this review is of the book and not the Net Galley listing, so here we go!

The nameless family depicted here seems to consist only of child and mom, and the child is fantasizing about how the day will go when Mom finally kicks loose and breaks all the rules (cue the Footloose song!) - which we're assured will happen on the sixth Sunday of the month. Which I feel I must warn you is considerably rarer than a blue moon!

The riotous plans start with jumping on the bed after waking up, then down to a raucous breakfast (via the means of roller-skate Crocs!), off to baseball, burping the alphabet, and a host of other nonsensical but fun activities, ending with a mom passed out from exhaustion and snoring on the couch. I thought this was a great book, full of the joy of living, and fun ideas for kids to try themselves for that matter. I commend it fully as a worthy read.
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While I enjoyed seeing this boy's imagination, it felt like a letdown to know Mom would never say yes to any of those things. A pass for me and my kids.
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This is a fun book. I wish I'd thought of putting things off until the sixth Sunday of the month. This will be a good read=aloud book and see how long it takes kids to figure it out.
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This was absolutely adorable and exactly what I needed. I love exploring children’s books with my very own little nephews. It’s comforting that like any other child they also love bed time stories. And this is exactly what I needed. We laughed and smiled throughout the book, that in itself is a perfectly amazing book to me. This was 5 out of 5 stars. Surely, my nephews will be asking me to read this to them again, of course!
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This is a cute picture book about a child wanting to break the rules.  Mom says ok on the sixth Sunday of the month.
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This was such a cute book. I loved the story, and as a parent felt the “sixth Sunday”. I definitely think this would make a great addition to any child’s library.
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher  for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for this review.
The Sixth Sunday is a story about a boy who wishes his moms would break the rules with him some time, to which she replies: " On the sixth Sunday of the month" which is basically mom-speak for never. The boy, not realizing this then proceeds to imagine what this day of rule breaking may look like.
While the story is cute, the language is appropriate for the target audience and the illustrations are lovely, 
the message itself somehow left me with a little bit of an aftertaste I don't find entirely pleasant. I think it is because I do not like making promises I don't intend to keep, and I struggle with the boy getting his hopes up, waiting for something that will never happen. This may be a subjective me-problem, and in this case the book is a cute little bedtime story for your younger kiddos.
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What a cute story about a mom and her sun. It’s hard for adults to write children’s stories and remember how children think. This would be a great book for a classroom library. 

At times, it felt like a long list of things mom and dad would do so that is why I chose 4/5 stars.
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This story is absolutely wonderful! The illustrations are utterly adorable and the characters are relatable. Following a child’s vision on what will happen on the sixth Sunday when their Mom breaks the rules. From jumping on the bed to dress up and everything in between they have lots of fun on their special day. The book has such a beautiful story and the relationship between Mother and child is inspiring and heartfelt. This story is a fantastic choice for any reader,

Special thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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This is a cute sort of picture book about a little kid that wishes his mother would break some rules. Apparently his mother told him she would on the sixth Sunday of the month. (Note, that there are no sixth Sundays in any month, so this was her way of saying never, but the little child doesn't realize that, and comes up with ways for her to break the rules, such as jump on the bed, or buy candy at the check out line or burp the ABCs all the way home.

I would like to think that occasionally his mom would do at least one or two of these things, or the kid is going to be very disappointed.

But that was it, just a laundry list of bad things, mildly bad to be sure, but things the kid couldn't now do, and that was the conclusion.

<em>Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest reivew.</em>
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Very cute and sweet, with fun and lively illustrations.   The description of their "sixth Sunday" activities, when they will break all the rules, is imaginative  and funny.    It does sound like the perfect "kid" day!   As an adult, the obvious affection the boy has for his mom and his desire to share these silly playtimes with her, hits me right in the chest.    

This would be an excellent springboard for conversations about why we have rules, when they can be broken, and how to make time for fun together.  Hopefully it inspires a lot of real-life "sixth Sunday" adventures!  

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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My heart. This book is so cute!! 
First off, I love the concept for this book and reminds me of the concept of a "Yes Day." 
The illustrations are beautiful. The mother is so chic and stylist. 

I am not a parent but I hope that if I ever have a child or even with my nephews that we would get to experience all the fun things that the little boy got to do in the book. Some of these activities do not even seem too far fetched to what a normal day could be which makes it even more attainable. 
It also brings out a child's inner imagination which is always fun.
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This book was the CUTEST! I hope to have this type of relationship with my son and do all the silly things in this book! The illustrations are so freaking cute and I giggled a few times reading through,
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This was a cute little book that I know my son would love. It is cute and fun and the illustrations are great. I really enjoyed it
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Young children will enjoy this fun story! The author uses strong vocabulary, and the illustrations are engaging. This book could lend itself to several creative writing opportunities. It encourages students to use their imaginations! This would be a great addition to a primary classroom library.
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Sixth Sunday is a sweet book about a boy who wishes his mom will break the rules. She only agrees to on the sixth Sunday of the month. Throughout  the book we see how this imaginary “sixth Sunday” will span out for mother, son, and their cat who always seems to be getting into mischief with them as well. 

This book was really cute and would be a great addition to any young boy's shelf. Our narrator uses his imagination to dream up the perfect day he would spend with his mom if she would agree to break the rules. We see them do everything from having burping contests to making mud pies for dinner. The illustrations are colorful and expressive. 

I really enjoyed this book and will recommend this to all of the boy moms in my life. 

Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for an eARC.
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