In this installment, Little Critter is super mad...about a variety of things. That never happened to the "little critter" that I was raising...OK...it did...a lot. So he rather appreciated knowing that other little critters got crabby and lost their tempers too, and that their critter moms still loved them.
Geared for kids ranging, I'll guess from 3-7 or so, it's short and sweet so makes a good bedtime story for tired critter moms.
Here is the text...but as always, you must see the illustrations because usually, even if the text seems typical, the illustrations are saying something else. Have your little critter find the mouse on every page...he's easy to spot.
I wanted to keep some frogs in the bathtub, but Mom wouldn't let me.
I was so mad.
I wanted to play with my little sister's dollhouse but Dad wouldn't let me.
I was so mad.
I wanted to play hide-and-seek in the clean sheets but Grandma said, "No, you can't."
I was just so mad.
I wanted to water the garden but Grandpa said "No, you can't."
So I decided to decorate the house but Grandpa said "No, you can't do that, either."
Was I ever mad.
Dad said, "Why don't you play in the sandbox?"
I didn't want to do that.
Mom said "Why don't you play on the slide?"
I didn't want to do that, either.
I was too mad.
I wanted to practice my juggling show, instead.
But Mom said "No, you can't"
I wanted to tickle the goldfish but Mom said, "Leave the goldfish alone."
"You won't let me do anything I want to do," I said. "I guess I'll run away."
That's how mad I was.
So I packed my wagon with my favorite toys.
And I packed a bag of cookies to eat on the way.
Then I walked out the front door.
But my friends were going to the park to play ball. "Can you come, too?" they asked.
Can I go?
And Mom said I could.
I'll run away tomorrow if I'm still so mad.