The Crankypants tea party

by Bottner, Barbara,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
The Day the Crayons Quit meets Winnie the Pooh in this hilarious and tea -riffic illustrated picture book about stuffed animals who start bickering at their tea party.

It's tea time at Clarissa's house, but her guests are not in the mood for a party:

Elephant is upset about the ice cream Clarissa dropped on his head.

Rabbit is still damp from being left outside.

Pig has a rip that's yet to be repaired.

Monkey is miffed over being put to bed when he wasn't even tired.

Bear has been forgotten all week long.

And, the stuffies declare, Clarissa thinks she's Queen of the Universe!

So instead of a tea party, Clarissa finds herself at a crankypants party! Can Clarissa and her stuffed animals make up before their tea gets cold, or will they continue to steep in their crankiness?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Stuffed animals stage a mutiny over alleged abuses foisted upon them by their young owner in this hilarious account of a tea party gone wrong. Clarissa, a little girl who lives in an oversize teapot, finds that getting her six stuffed animals together for a little tea party is like herding cats. It's worse, actually, because the "stuffies" flat-out refuse to join in. They've got grievances. For example, Clarissa dropped ice cream on Elephant's head at the last tea party, and Rabbit is still damp from being left outside all week. The climax comes with the stuffies taking over Clarissa's teapot house, shutting her out. The illustrations, done in acrylics, are suitably childlike, with bold outlines, flat-looking characters and objects, and wonderful, fantastical touches like having the animals walk sideways up trees. Finally, Clarissa listens to the stuffies and explains her behavior (it was all out of love). This is not only visually and verbally fun but also a wonderful exercise in building empathy, by showing the mindsets of the stuffed animals."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A girl named Clarissa pops out of her teapot-shaped house and invites an ensemble cast of stuffed animals to an al fresco tea party in this picture book play. "NO THANK YOU!" they chorus, unleashing a litany of complaints ("Rabbit:... You left me outside. I'm still damp") and some infighting ("Pup: Elephant's a big baby"). Declaring them all "a big bunch of CRANKYPANTS," Clarissa continues preparing for the party, even as storm clouds roll in and grievance grows into full-out mutiny ("Pig: I'm losing my stuffing. BECAUSE OF YOU"). The bickering toys really do have their owner's number when they call her "Queen Clarissa"--she's more than a little unapologetic, even if her reasoning reveals good intent ("Clarissa: I left Rabbit outside because he said he enjoyed the breeze"). Bottner's (I Am Here Now) playscript-style text offers a terrific readaloud--there's nothing like strong personalities and squabbling to inspire dramatic performances. And bold, bright acrylic illustrations by Barba (Time Out!) are spot-on, capturing blithe determination, nursed grudges, and, eventually, friendships largely repaired. Ages 4--7. Author's agent: Rick Richter, Aevitas Creative Management. Illustrator's agent: Linda Camacho, Gallt & Zacker Literary. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Juvenile fiction.
Toys -- Juvenile fiction.
Parties -- Juvenile fiction.
Afternoon teas -- Juvenile fiction.
Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Fiction.
Toys -- Fiction.
Parties -- Fiction.
Afternoon teas -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Contributors Barba, Ale, illustrator.
Audience Ages 4-8, Grades K-1.
Language English
Notes "A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781481459006
1481459007
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