Mootilda's Bad Mood

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Little Bee Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.9 X 9.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781499810868

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About the Author
Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of The Three Ninja Pigs and several other rhyming picture books. She lives in Warren, New Jersey, where she's spent many years eating ice cream and visiting farms with her two moognificent children. Corey is often is a bad moooood. Visit her at www.coreyrosenschwartz.com.

Kirsti Call is the author of several farm related picture books. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, where she makes moosic with her husband and five children. Kirsti is often in a good moooood! Visit her at www.kirsticall.com.

Claudia Ranucci graduated with a degree in graphic design and illustration at the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artisitche in Urbino, Italy. Her books have been published in France, Portugal, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Brazil. She currently lives in Madrid.
Reviews
This bovine's having a bad day!
Little Mootilda wakes up with straw in her hair. When her moomaw gives her a frozen treat to cheer her up, it falls on the ground after one lick. "Her moomaw said, 'That's terri-bull, / but don't stay in and mope.' / She smoothed her cowlick, smooched her cheek, / and said, 'Go jump some rope!' " Mootilda jumps rope with some other calves. That seems to help until she trips and kicks a bucket of milk, sending it flying and tangling everyone in the rope. One of the calves suggests a swim with sheep, but a big, splashy belly-flop leaves Mootilda in her bad mood. Cycling with pigs and playing basketball with horses end just as disastrously. Four chickens tell her about their bad day: A flying bucket destroyed their painting; a big splash drowned their sand castle...They "cow-miserate" and get some ice cream. She doesn't realize it, but the conversation has helped. Now when another mischance befalls her ice cream, she laughs-her bad mood has gone. After a few more cow puns, she pulls up a couple bales and opens a "cow-nseling" service. Little ones might need a bit of help understanding Mootilda's revelation, but Ranucci's bright illustrations of wide-eyed farm critters are engaging and lively, and the details demand repeated readings. (This book was reviewed digitally with 9-by-18-inch double-page spreads viewed at 79% of actual size.)
A barnyard parable sure to lighten bad mooods. (Picture book. 2-7)-- "Kirkus Reviews"