I Always, Always Get My Way

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9.88 X 9.94 X 0.39 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Thad Krasnesky is a writer and an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He lives in the Hudson River Valley, New York. David Parkins is the illustrator of 80 books and anthologies, including Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, Fly Traps!, No Problem, and Webster J. Duck. He lives in Lansdowne, Ontario.


"Parkins'. . . cartoon-style ink and wash vignettes . . . focus on Emmy's yowls of indignation and insouciant smiles. . . . Newcomer Krasnesky writes tightly disciplined verse that never flags. . . . This is a fast-moving crowd-pleaser made for reading aloud." --Publishers Weekly
"Krasnesky tells the story with flowing rhyme that accommodates the humor of the plot and heightens Parkins's comical cartoon illustrations." --School Library Journal
"Emmy masterminds a (practically) foolproof plan to avoid trouble . . . Her animated expressions perfectly capture her scheming antics . . . She pouts her way into her family's hearts . . . The verse . . . does . . . partake of Silverstein['s] subversiveness." --Kirkus Reviews
"Emmy gets away with everything--she's only 3, after all--until her parents reach the limit of their patience, and Emmy must face a new concept: consequence." --Parent & Child Magazine
"Clever rhymed couplets . . . comic opera . . . lively vignettes . . . You do not have to love cats to enjoy this romp." --Children's Literature
"Bouncy rhymed text and humorous . . . illustrations follow little Emmy's path of destruction. Mom comes to her rescue, but the mishaps pile up . . . older siblings will be satisfied by the tale's ending." --Horn Book 2010
"Will resonate with parents everywhere . . . fun to read and fun to listen to . . . a perfect bedtime story . . . capturing the essence of a mischievous three-year-old." --The Sacramento Book Review
"A playful, expressive, dramatic, and very loveable protagonist. [This book] will undoubtedly leave many readers looking forward to Emmy's future adventures." --Florida Reading Journal (January 2012)