Yesterday I reviewed a book about a child and her mother having a fight. Today I have a book about another familiar family situation, a child's temper tantrum. Parents and other caregivers will laugh out loud when they see how Finn's fit affects the world around him.
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
For ages 4 to 6
Candlewick Press, 2009, 978-0-7636-2356-2
Usually Finn likes to eat peaches, but today he doesn’t. In fact, today he doesn’t like anything because he is “cranky.” Finn is in such a terrible mood that he has a full scale, all out tantrum. He “throws a fit,” he cries so much that his house floods. An avalanche, an earthquake, a tidal wave, hurricanes, and blizzards turn Finn’s home into a disaster area. Poor Finn’s parents are beside themselves. When will this terrible fit end?
Parents of children who have thrown a tantrum will really appreciate this picture book, which perfectly captures how suddenly a tantrum can begin. And end. With expressive multimedia illustrations and a minimal text, this is a picture book that little children are sure to enjoy.