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Nina in That Makes Me Mad!

Nina in That Makes Me Mad! Cover

Nina in That Makes Me Mad!

By Hilary Knight; Steven Kroll (Concept by)

Toon Books, Hardcover, 9781935179108, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 27, 2011

Nina has had enough
What makes Nina mad? Lots of things--lots of little, everyday things, frustrations that all children will recognize. But Nina knows how to speak her mind and that makes her feel much better. In a series of humorous vignettes, Hilary Knight, the artist who brought the enormously successful Eloise to life, applies his magic to a text by veteran children's book writer Steven Kroll, and brings to life a spunky character who will show young readers how to articulate their feelings.

About the Author
Steven Kroll wrote nearly a hundred books for children. He said, "When I'm working on a book, I see the pictures as I write the words. How fortunate that the illustrators of my books have all seen what I've seen and have captured the magic I wish to share." Hilary Knight is the son of two accomplished artist-writers, Clayton Knight and Katherine Sturges. Hilary Knight came into his own enormous success by illustrating Kay Thompson's Eloise series, which has been a cultural touchstone for generations. He is the author-illustrator of nine children's books and the illustrator of more than fifty others. He has also produced many magazine illustrations, record album covers, and posters for Broadway musicals.

Praise For Nina in That Makes Me Mad!

Your kid will find plenty to relate to in graphic-novelish vignettes about what bothers Nina.

Nina is an Everychild with a hint of attitude. She certainly knows what pushes her buttons, and with their extensive experience writing for kids, her creators Kroll and Knight have touched upon the very things that make many children mad. Nina, drawn with affection and exuberance, should make lots of new, equally offended friends.