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From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst comes a collection of wry and witty poems that touch on every aspect of the roller-coaster ride that is childhood.
Did you wake up this morning all smiley inside?
Does life taste like ice cream and cake?
Or does it seem more like your goldfish just died
And your insides are one great big ache?
From school to family to friends, from Grrrr to Hooray!, Judith Viorst takes us on a tour of feelings of all kinds in this thoughtful, funny, and charming collection of poetry that’s perfect for young readers just learning to sort out their own emotions.
In poems grouped into categories including school, family, and friends, Viorst thoughtfully explores the ups and downs of children's lives, without glossing over tough moments or humans' sometimes less-than-admirable instincts. In one poem, the narrator contemplates her somewhat distant father's happiness ("He's always watching over us./ Here's what I want to know:/ Is anyone watching over him?"), while a retaliatory entry later on addresses "What to Do with a Bully" ("You could give him a fat lip,/ Stick your foot out make him trip"). In loose cartoons accented with a drab pale blue, White (The Maine Coon's Haiku) amplifies the strong emotions at play, from delight in a grandfather's grilled-cheese-making prowess to sadness over losing a best friend (White shows a girl staring sadly out the window, a severed tin-can "phone" in her hand). Whatever readers' mood may be, they will probably find a poem that suits it. Ages 6 9. Author's agent: Mickey Choate, Choate Agency. Illustrator's agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management.