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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Jammie Day!

by (author) Carrie Snyder

illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Oct 2017
Humorous Stories, Imagination & Play, Emotions & Feelings, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2017
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3


Cliffy is a middle child: a little less loud, a little less messy, and a little less conspicuous than his four siblings. One cold, winter morning, Cliffy doesn’t feel like getting dressed. So he tells his mom it’s jammie day and heads to school in his favorite footy pajamas.
His mom might not have been paying attention. His teacher and his dad are distracted, too. So Cliffy gets away with it for a day… then a week… then a month. The other kids at school catch on quickly and start making every day jammie day, too! This playful read-aloud pokes fun at preoccupied adults and lets the kids win. Adorable, nuanced artwork elevates the story with a true-to-life depiction of family chaos, emotion, and warmth. The illustrations especially show off Cliffy’s jammies, which become more worn, torn, and beloved as the months go by.

About the authors

Carrie Snyder is the acclaimed author of three books for adults. Her 2014 novel, Girl Runner, was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and has been translated into several languages. The Juliet Stories was a finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award, and her debut short story collection, Hair Hat, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction. The Candy Conspiracy is her first book for children. Carrie blogs at Obscure Canlit Mama (, where she documents her writing, photography, recipes, and life with four children. She lives in Waterloo, ON.

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Brooke Kerrigan has loved to draw ever since she was a little girl. If there was a pencil nearby she couldn't resist the urge pick it up and begin to doodle, so it seemed only natural that she grow up to become an artist. Of all her creative endeavors, illustrating children's books is her favourite. Born in Toronto, she currently lives in a little town in the French Alps that inspires her every day. Brooke has illustrated six previous picture books, among them Kiss Me: I'm a Prince!, Dog Breath and Fishermen Through and Through — nominated for a Blue Spruce Award.

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  • Commended, Ontario Library Association Best Bet
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens

Editorial Reviews

"What sets Jammie Day! apart from almost all other books about being stuck in the middle is that the protagonist, Cliffy, isn't bothered by the situation...wonderful details."


"A diverting read at an evening storytime... a salute to the kids who like what they like when it comes to apparel."

Bulletin of the Centre for Children's Books

"This book is a great representation of how kids often get stuck on one piece of clothing and wear it down to nothing...Readers will relate to Cliffy’s Jammie Day desires."

Kiss The Book

"Clever... This fun book is a perfect choice for pajama storytimes, or to be read during Jammie Day at school."

School Library Journal

"Carrie Snyder, better known as an adult novelist, has written an amusing story about daily life that will have children smiling and perhaps hoping for a break in the routine of their own lives, one like this one."

Canadian Review of Materials

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