This book is silly and fun and terribly, terribly accurate. Written and illustrated by Rebecca Patterson, the story is about a little girl who just having one of those days. Nothings seems or feels right and it is just plain frustrating! We’ve all had those days, but the beauty of childhood is that you can actually shout at anything and everything to really express yourself. Truth be told, I’m a little jealous of the little girl. A passive-aggressive smile just doesn’t cut it for me, but alas that is one of the pitfalls of adulthood; it’ll have to do.
Of course for this little girl, her shouting day is inevitably impacting on a terribly, terribly patient mummy who is, by the end, super frustrated herself. One of the things I love about this book, and I try and incorporate into my own writing (wink-wink/self-promotion/nudge-nudge) is that the satisfying end to this book is that she still retains her spunk; girls need a bit of that!
The story is well written, engaging and so accurate! Have a look at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13632292-my-big-shouting-day
One thought on “A big shouting day? Why, I’m guessing you’ve encountered a few.”
This sounds like a very acurate portrayal of childhood, haha. It reminds me of a book I read when I was little by Judith Viorst called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.