Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc as it moves from person to person, leaving an unexpected trail of surprise in its wake: opportunities for laughter, forgiveness and even love.
Meet the most endearing and unpredictable bad mood yet - an emoji-like cloud character - who allows young readers to look their bad mood in the eye. From the author of the acclaimed, bestselling picture book The Dark comes another wise observation about the emotional forces that impact our lives.
Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark; and the books collectively titled All the Wrong Questions.
"Skilfully immersive... here a seemingly traditional picture book is full of mischievous values. Children will love the engaging illustrations by Matt Forsythe, and will enjoy Snicket's teasing moral: that even bad moods have a silver lining"
Daily Telegraph - Emily Bearn
"Snicket's story takes unexpected turns and reveals delightful surprises, told with smart, silly language and cheeky asides; every page blooms with beautiful artwork done in bright, colorful gouache washes and featuring charming, 1960s-style animal and human characters."
Kirkus, starred review
"Lemony Snicket's simply told story offers a refreshing, thoughtful, and
hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc"
"A refreshingly hilarious look at the ways in which a bad mood wreaks havoc... Will strike a chord with everyone"
Angels and Urchins
"A thoughtful look at the mysterious and unexpected ways in which bad moods move from person to person, with lashings of Snicket's droll humour. A great starting point from which to discuss emotions with children."
The Bookseller - Fiona Noble