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Love You When You Whine

Emily Jenkins, Sergio Ruzzier (Illustrator)


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Have you ever known a child who doesn’t occasionally whine? Or hit, or forget to say please, or refuse to share, or interrupt, or throw a tantrum, or ask for every toy in the store? We may like to pretend otherwise, but these are things small children do . . . and we continue to love them even when they misbehave.
This amusing catalog of bad behaviors is playfully illustrated in warm watercolors. Together, text and art present funny and familiar scenes that grownups and children everywhere will recognize and want to talk about. Love You When You Whine is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Praise For Love You When You Whine

"Comforting.."  --Kirkus Reviews "Reassuring.  Youngsters will smile at both the kitten's tolerance tricks and also the knowledge that a parent's devotion will withstand a bit of a whine."  --Publishers Weekly "Cozy.  Ruzzier's intimate, warm-hued paintings spotlight each behavior and add lots of humor."  --School Library Journal "Playful."  --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374346522, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2006

About the Author

EMILY JENKINS is the author of several acclaimed picture books, including two "Boston"" Globe"-"Horn Book" Award Honor Books, "That New Animal "and "Five Creatures." She lives in Brooklyn, New York. SERGIO RUZZIER is the author and illustrator of "The Room of Wonders" and has illustrated many more picture books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.