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The Bad Mood and the Stick

Written by Lemony Snicket

Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe

Key Stage 1 Humorous

LoveReading View on The Bad Mood and the Stick

One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | November 2017 Book of the Month 

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.

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The Bad Mood and the Stick Synopsis

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.

The Bad Mood and the Stick Press Reviews

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 -- Emily Bearn  Daily Telegraph

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

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. -- Fiona Noble  The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446421
Publication date: 2nd November 2017
Author: Lemony Snicket
Illustrator: Matthew Forsythe
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Humorous

About Lemony Snicket

Image © Meredith Heuer Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth, and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer Is Dead, and 13 Words. His forthcoming book, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, which is the first question in a series of All The Wrong Questions, will be made available only to the general public on October 23, 2012.  He is represented in all matters literary, legal, and social by Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-award winning Why We Broke Up. ...

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