Pout Party

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It’s a perfectly lovely day, but Rue wakes up out of sorts. Nothing seems right. The light is too bright. The cereal is too crunchy. Her shoes don’t seem to fit right. Her socks bunch up. Rue’s mom sends her off to school with a kiss, but Rue stomps off, growling. At school, the teacher smiles, but Rue glowers. She doesn’t like nap time or lesson time or singing time or any time! At recess, Rue puts up a sign inviting everyone to a Pout Party with no cake, no games, no happiness, and no excitement. Everyone leaves, except Joy. She sticks around and tries to out pout Rue. Can Joy’s trick save the day?

Author and illustrator Sarah McColl has written a perfectly adorable story about someone having a very bad day. This is something little ones can relate to. Everyone has a bad day now and then, but this story shows there are ways to chase those blues away. It is written in nearly perfect rhyme and rhythm with a great sense of fun. The illustrations are cute and sweet and filled with fun details that will help keep youngsters engaged. This will become a fast favorite.

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Author Sarah McColl
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher POW! Kids Books
Publish Date 17-Jan-2023
ISBN 9781648230172 Buy this Book
Issue August 2023
Category Children's