PreSchool-Grade 1—Anyone who has ever had a bad day will recognize this scenario. After his mother makes the innocent mistake of asking her son if he would like some peaches, she watches as his mood goes from cranky to downright earthshaking. The illustrations, done in a messy mix of charcoal, oil paint, and grease pencil, capture the angry energy of the tantrum. Similar to David Shannon's "David" books (Scholastic), Finn is less mischievous and more prone to meltdowns. Overall, the book is fun and captures the essence of a cranky toddler whose moods can change as fast as the weather.—Kate Neff, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL END --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
David Elliott is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU!, illustrated by Randy Cecil, and ON THE FARM, illustrated by Holly Meade. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
Timothy Basil Ering is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo and the author-illustrator of THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE and NECKS OUT FOR ADVENTURE! He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Honestly this book sucks. I bought to help talk about feelings with my two kids, ages 4 and almost 3. Read morePublished 6 months ago by CollDel.