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My No No No Day

Rebecca Patterson


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Chinese (8/1/2015)

Summer 2012 Kids' Next List

“Have you ever had a day when your cookie broke, somebody else got to be the princess, the peas were too hot, and your bath was too cold? And then your favorite book made everything alright? Then you, along with preschoolers and mothers everywhere, are going to love Bella!”
— Jeanne Snyder, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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Readers will say, "Yes, yes, yes!"

From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow.

Every parent, teacher, and caregiver will respond to this hilariously accurate portrait of one toddler with a case of the Terrible Twos!

Praise For My No No No Day

Praise for My No No No Day by Rebecca Patterson:

"Patterson's tale is visually festive even as Bella does her best to wring darkness from every moment." —Kirkus Reviews

"One is reminded of the words of Addison DeWitt in All About Eve: 'You're maudlin and full of self-pity. You're magnificent!'" —Publishers Weekly

"...a good one to tuck away for a similarly dreadful day or to use as discussion about bad days for those too little for Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day." —BCCB

"...any youngster who has experienced similar days will readily relate to Bella and be comforted to know that sunnier days do lie ahead." —School Library Journal

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780670014057, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2012

About the Author

Rebecca Patterson lives in Cambridge, England. This is her first picture book to be published in the United States.