You'll Be Sorry (Hardcover)

By Josh Schneider

Clarion Books, 9780618819324, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2007

List Price: 15.00*
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Samantha's parents warn her not to hit her brother. But Samantha likes to hit him, and does not think she will be sorry.

She's wrong, of course.

As the consequences of Samantha's actions grow more and more outlandish with every turn of the page, surreal twists and subtle visual humor add to the fun. Siblings of all ages are sure to recognize the contentious yet ultimately loving relationship in this lighthearted cautionary tale about a common childhood impulse.

About the Author

Josh Schneider is the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters and many popular picture books, including Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover, Everybody Sleeps (But Not Fred), and Kid Amazing vs. The Blob. His first book, You'll Be Sorry, was named "Book That Provides Best Ammunition to Parents Weary of Warning Their Kids About Socking Their Siblings" by Publishers Weekly magazine. Josh lives in Chicago with his wife, Dana.

Praise For You'll Be Sorry

"A puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice." Kirkus Reviews

"This clever take on the push-pull of sibling relationships gets a charming boost from the pen-and-watercolor illustrations." Booklist, ALA

The watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings work nicely to enhance this humorous cautionary tale.
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