Monday, 9 May 2011

The Day that Monday Ran Away *Updated*

When I was a kid I had a book called 'The Day that Monday Ran Away' by Robert Heit & Joseph Veno . It was wonderfully psychadelic and of it's time, the images stay in my head even today. The story was that Monday got fed up with everyone hating him and decided to leave, so Sunday was left holding the bag and Tuesday got woken up much earlier than he expected.
 Veno's artwork was ALL about the colour. So I sampled his colours directly.

I was somewhat sad to see when I did a Google search on this book that it only had a handful of entries ( almost none of them relevant ) and that THIS post was one of them ( along with a bunch of my other DrawBridge posts)! We think that the Internet preserves everything, but wonderful things get lost all the time.

5/10/11 Edited to add the name of the Illustrator , one Joseph Veno of Boston.


  1. Now I have to find that book...

  2. Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace

  3. Omg I just googled this book, and *I* had this as a child, too! Something my son said reminded me of this book, and it brought back such wonderful memories! The cover, the psychedelic artwork, the way that T.i.m.e. spoke ... I wish I still had my copy to pass on ...