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Mad, Mad, MAD (Leslie Patricelli board books) (Board book)
Flipping from sad to mad can make for a bad day, but Baby is learning some tricks for getting the happy back.
Sometimes Baby is sad. And sometimes mad, mad, MAD! Baby screams and falls to the floor, and a spectacular tantrum follows, from furious crying to the final flop. What happens when Baby wants to stop, but even hugging a beloved blankie doesn’t dissolve the cranky? Maybe a walkabout is in order, with some mindful breathing to boot? Master of toddler expression Leslie Patricelli turns the focus to feelings in a relatable episode offering some tips for helping the mad go away.
About the Author
Leslie Patricelli is the author-illustrator of a series of best-selling board books about everybody’s favorite bald baby. She is also the creator of the picture books Faster! Faster!, Bigger! Bigger!, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Higher! Higher!, among other books for children. She lives in Idaho.
As always, the baby is endearing (and imperfect and imaginative), the struggles are relatable, and the solutions offered are at least worth a try.
—The Horn Book