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The Bad Mood and the Stick

(2) PS Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. A bad mood, illustrated as a scowling rainbow-colored cloud, hangs over Curly's head after her mother says no to ice cream. When Curly pokes her little brother with a stick, it cheers her up but transfers the bad mood to her mother. And so on--until the neatly circular ending. The cheeriness of the yellow-and-orange gouache, colored-ink, and pencil drawings offsets any unkindness in the story.


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