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The Bad Mood and the Stick

Publisher: Tundra Books
New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket sheds light on the way bad moods come and go.

Once there was a bad mood and a stick.
The stick appeared when a tree dropped it.
Where did the bad mood come from?
Who picked up the stick?
And where is the bad mood off to now?
You never know what is going to happen.


An Amazon "Most Anticipated Children's Books of Fall" Pick (2017)
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (2018)

"Unexpected turns and delightful surprises, told with smart, silly language and cheeky asides; every page blooms with beautiful artwork. . . . Snicket's fans will love this book." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

"Snicket’s sweetest picture book to date… Snicket can do happily ever after just as well as his signature snarky satire." --STARRED REVIEW, Quill & Quire

"Snicket’s quirky narrative voice and observations of events both great and lowly make this a fine readaloud—and a sure cure for a bad mood." --Publisher's Weekly

"A cheerfully wacky read-aloud sure to brighten listeners’ moods." --School Library Journal

"This light take on a negative feeling may be useful to adults working with children, and the concept of a bad mood being normal and temporary may be a new one to the audience." --The Horn Book

"Lemony Snicket is a special writer. He writes with clarity as well as complexity, and can bounce from silly to serious quickly and easily. Snicket’s wit is never at the expense of adult or child, and somehow accessible to both." --New York Times Book Review

"The visual appeal of The Bad Mood and the Stick immediately makes you want to pick up the book and read… a charming picture book… Recommended." --CM Magazine