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Crumpled sheets, a lumpy pillow and crumbs in the bed mean a sleepless night for Melinda. Waking up grouchy, Melinda's mood goes from bad to worse -- can anything save her day now? An understanding mom makes a grumpy mood go away in this reassuring story that reminds children (and their parents) that everyone has difficult days, and sometimes a hug is all you need to chase the blues away.
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Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic,One Hen and Kitten?s Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.From Publishers Weekly:
Melinda is having a tough time. Not only did she not sleep well, but in gym class, stupid Harold punched her, and when shes rude at bathtime, her mother sends her to her room. Taking refuge under her bed, Melinda felt as if she were lost in space and nobody even cared. Her mother does, though, of courseI love you more than anything in the whole world, she says, and crawls under the bed with cookies and milk to prove it. If Fernandess (Katies Hand-me-down Day) prose is only occasionally punched up with color (Melinda felt like a noodle floating in a bowl of chicken soup), it also steers clear of didacticism. The tone is direct and the sympathetic conclusion more powerful as a result. The workmanlike illustrations are unified visually by a palette of saturated blues, plums and greens. Except for the chicken-soup fantasy, which is as good visually as it is verbally, the art is best when it sticks to real-life settingsscenes of Melinda imagining herself marching across a shrunken planet, la The Little Prince, are forced. Ages 3-7.
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