Posted by Venus on Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Jenny is a bundle of contradictions. She want to be left alone, but cries when her mom leaves. She doesn't want to wear her new dress, opting for her old T-shirt instead. And let's not even mention if you catch her smiling.
Every kid has one of those days. The day when they are just grumpy. Perhaps they just rolled out the wrong side of the bed, or they don't feel well, or they just can't bring themselves to smile. Some kids have these days more often than others. I have known a handful of grumpy kids in my life and the grumpiness can be taxing at times. I think most kids will be able to relate to Jenny, even if they have less prickly days than most. The format of the book is small, making it feel more intimate as it isn't really made to be shared with a large group like at a storytime. The illustrations are rather simple with a muted palette that I am seeing in a lot of books these days.