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From Barnes & NobleNothing compares to the fury of a toddler, as author/illustrator Margie Palatini reveals in this expressive picture book. Blonde-haired Goldie is furious with her little brother, Nicholas, for drooling all over her favorite doll. In true toddler fashion, she yells and screams and emphatically states that she hates baby spit and Nicholas. She is quickly given a time-out and sits in her green chair to think about what she has done, "We have to think and be sorry" she tells her doll Veronica. Still irritated, she wishes her brother would disappear. She soon imagines her life without his nice baby smell, and his loving hugs and rethinks her decision.
Palatini uses pen and ink with watercolors to create Goldie's bold attitude, showing her kicking blocks in anger and screaming while clutching her beloved Veronica. Her expressions are sure to ring familiar with parents and young readers. Palatini offers a strong example of how to deal with anger that is perfect for youngsters just getting a handle on their many emotions.