Sunday, August 14, 2011

The TTLG 2011 Picture Book Celebration: Book two hundred and twenty-six

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. 

David Elliott
Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Picture Book
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. 

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