for That Makes Me Mad!
by Steven Kroll
and Christine Davenier
Nina gives voice to the frustrations of childhood, as she lists the things that make her mad. They include being talked about like she’s not even there, trying very hard and still not succeeding, and being blamed for something not her fault. Each double-page spread states something that makes Nina angry, and then gives a brief, specific example of such an instance. She concludes by acknowledging “it makes me feel better when you let me tell you how angry I am!” Originally published with the art of Hilary Knight (Pantheon, 1976), this new edition features Davenier’s cartoon-like watercolor illustrations. (Ages 4-8)
CCBC Choices 2003 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003. Used with permission.
What makes Nina mad? Well, just the kinds of things that would make any kid mad-Sometimes you talk about me like I'm not even there...When I want you fast and it takes you forever...When it's my turn to talk and nobody listens...that makes me mad!
In this spirited portrait of daily life through the eyes of a child, Steven Kroll reveals precisely what drives children crazy. First published in 1976, these vignettes still resonate with profound humor and emotional truth while Christine Davenier's all-new illustrations overflow with buoyant energy and expression. Here is an ideal book for parents and children to share-for pure pleasure or for exploring emotions and family love.
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