“Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster’s bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of situations that might cause a rotten mood…Lichtenheld’s big, bold, broadly comic art style…is well suited to the tone of the text and has solid child appeal. Give this one to grumpy kids, or to anyone in need of cheering up.” -Booklist

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A Child Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year
"Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight...replete with jokes both visual and verbal, each picture will elicit roars of laughter--and rueful recognition."
Kirkus (starred review)
"Lichtenheld's tale will appeal to kids with its on-target childhood humiliations and degradations."
Publishers Weekly
"Hilarious...sure to cure the grumpiest reader..."
Child Magazine
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