Good News, Bad News
By Jeff Mack
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452101101, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 19, 2012
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Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree.
So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations.
Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!
Jeff Mack is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers including Hush Little Polar Bear, Frog and Fly, and Clueless McGee. He lives carefree in Western Massachusetts where all the clouds have silver linings and everyone's glass is half-full. Visit him online at www.jeffmack.com.
"A gentle, entertaining way to bring up the concept of looking for the positive." - Design Mom
FamilyFun Magazine's "Our Favorite Things"
"Young listeners are certain to clamor for this one again and again . . . and that is good news." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Will allow you to teach lessons about the importance of a good attitude" - SavvyAuntie
"Very cute... I also appreciated that there were a few good messages thrown in about friendship and the power of staying positive!" - BookingMama
"This offering is, to borrow the rabbit's two words, good news." - The Horn Book Magazine
"Sometimes the most brilliant picture books can teach us more in fewer words than even "great" literature can. Good News, Bad News is one of those books. " - WABC-TV
"May feature just four short words, but it's extra-long on heart- Daily Candy Kids
"Good news, this isn't just a book about attitude, it also hits home the message about the importance of friendship. Bad news, there really isn't any bad news about this delightful book" - Bookends, a Booklist Blog
"Good for storytimes or independent reading" - School Library Journal
"A fun book about looking at the bright side of things" - GeekDad