Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Olive and the Bad Mood by Tor Freeman - NO

Freeman, Tor Olive and the Bad Mood.  PICTURE BOOK.  Templar (Candlewick), 2013.  $16.  Content: G.  

Olive is in a bad mood and nothing her friends can do will break her out of it.  In fact, Olive’s mood seems to be spreading.  With a bite of sweet candy, her mood is lifted and she goes on to spread the candy and cheer her friends.  

Wow – so weird.  Such cute graphics and the potential of a good story and BAM – crappy message.  Seriously?  Candy will make everything better?  I am speechless.  There is no way to spin this one into anything useful.  

NO.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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