I Was So Mad

Title of Book: I Was So Mad

Time length to read: 2-4 min

Age recommend: 3 and up

Author/Illustrator: Mercer Mayer 

Published by: Random House Books for Young Readers

Best place to purchase: Amazon Website

Price: $3.99 (Paperback edition)

Today I am excited to share with you all one of my favorite books when I was a child. I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer, is one of the books from the popular series, Little Critter. In this book, Little Critter is frusterated because of what he can’t do. Whenever he does something he wants, like playing with the garden hose, or help paint the house, he gets told no. Little Critter gets so mad that he decides to run away. Once he packs up his toys and goes outside, only to come across his friends. He then asks his mom if he can go with them, and this time she says yes. Instead of running away, he realizes that things aren’t as bad as they seemed.

I loved this book because it is such a great lesson learner for both children and adults. It teaches children to ask permission to do things instead of just going ahead and doing whatever they want. It also teaches adults, that although children may get into mischielf, it is alright to let them to have fun once in a while. The balance of the emotions of mad and happy are expressed well throughout this book. I think every child can relate when they were “so mad” because they couldn’t do something they wanted to. The illustrations are very bright and colorful and definitely bring the story to life; from the different scenes in the book, to the expressions of their faces.

Megan Jones at Goodreads.com says “Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter book “I Was So Mad” is a lesson about emotions written with minimal text and many vibrant illustrations that captured the expression of anger very well.”

So if you have a little one that can sometimes get “So Mad,” I would read this book to them. It would be one that would bring out a smile and laugh.




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