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Finn Throws a Fit
by David Elliott and Timothy Basil Ering


Overview - Who among us hasn't encountered that force of nature called "a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler s tantrum in all its horror and hilarity.
Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn t like
anything. Uh-oh.
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Overview
Who among us hasn't encountered that force of nature called "a fit"? A best-selling author and illustrator depict a toddler s tantrum in all its horror and hilarity.
Finn likes peaches. Usually. But not today. Today Finn doesn t like
anything. Uh-oh. Is Finn going to throw a fit? Author David Elliott
directs the event with wit, warmth, and appropriate wariness, while
illustrator Timothy Basil Ering s energy and whimsy match this tantrum
turn for turn. At once empathetic and uproariously funny, this picture
book speaks directly to anyone (young or old) who has ever had or
tried to contain a real earth-quaking, ground-shaking, full-on fit."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763623562
  • ISBN-10: 0763623563
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 11.56 x 10.02 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.22 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 61.
  • Review Date: 2009-07-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Droll text and exuberant illustrations render a toddler's tantrum in all its magnificence. “Finn likes peaches. Usually,” the book opens, as tiny egg-shaped Finn sits on a chair, dangling his yellow boots and holding his peach. “But today, Finn doesn't like peaches. Today, Finn doesn't like anything.” Finn's parents attempt to placate him as he glowers; his mother, kneeling, proffers peaches, his father holds out toys—even the dog grins. No dice. Finn's tantrum roils the house (“Tidal waves sweep through the living room. Hurricanes rage in the dining room”) until, suddenly, it's over (“It lasts until it doesn't”). Elliott (On the Farm) and Ering (The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone) operate like the left and right hands of a single comic mind; each tongue-in-cheek line of text is deftly countered with raw charcoal scrawls, wild strokes of paint and crazed scribbles. Small readers will giggle at the realization of their angry feelings—complete with rippling lengths of toilet paper, floods of tears and flying crockery—while parents will blanch at the brilliant exposition of the power their children hold over them. Ages 2–4. (Aug.)

 
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