My No No No Day (Hardcover)

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A day full of meltdowns makes Bella and everyone around her unhappy. Will tomorrow be better? Cartoon-like watercolors (3-5).


— From Feelings - Friendship


Readers will say, "Yes, yes, yes!"

From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow.

Every parent, teacher, and caregiver will respond to this hilariously accurate portrait of one toddler with a case of the Terrible Twos!

About the Author

Rebecca Patterson lives in Cambridge, England. This is her first picture book to be published in the United States.

Praise For…

Praise for My No No No Day by Rebecca Patterson:

"Patterson's tale is visually festive even as Bella does her best to wring darkness from every moment." —Kirkus Reviews

"One is reminded of the words of Addison DeWitt in All About Eve: 'You're maudlin and full of self-pity. You're magnificent!'" —Publishers Weekly

"...a good one to tuck away for a similarly dreadful day or to use as discussion about bad days for those too little for Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day." —BCCB

"...any youngster who has experienced similar days will readily relate to Bella and be comforted to know that sunnier days do lie ahead." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780670014057
ISBN-10: 0670014052
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 26th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English

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