Holding on to Sunday
by Kathryn O. Galbraith
illustrated by Michael Hays
McElderry Books 1995
On Sunday Jemma wakes up early.
"Who's that?" Grandma calls. "My little too-early bird?"
All week long and sometimes even on Saturday, Jemma's dad has to go to work. But Sunday is Daddy and Jemma's day. Their own special day. And Jemma doesn't want to miss a minutes of it. Sometimes on Sunday Jemma and Daddy go to the park. Sometimes they go to the zoo. What they are going to do today, Jemma wonders.
"Grab your coat and grab your hat," Daddy sings. "We're going to paint the town–"
"Purple!" Jemma yells.
But when big fat raindrops fall against the window, Daddy and Jemma make new plans. Plans that include a dinosaur hunt and an after-dinner surprise for Daddy. From Sunday breakfast to Sunday bedtime, Daddy and Jemma's day is full of raindrops and rainbows, surprises and hugs.