The Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh SchneiderThe Meanest Birthday Girl by Josh Schneider

The Meanest Birthday Girl

byJosh Schneider

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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* "A gift of a book for new readers."&nbsp - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

It's Dana's birthday, so she can do what she likes. And what Dana likes to do is pinch. And call people names. And steal her classmates' desserts. You probably know a kid like Dana. What can stop her from being so mean? In this story, it's not what you might expect. Because sometimes, it takes a little creativity (and possibly a very large pet) to change a mean kid's ways. Five short chapters with comical full-color illustrations offer a fresh, fun take on bullying and birthdays (and pet elephants).
Josh Schneider is the Geisel Award-winning creator of Tales for Very Picky Eaters. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Dana (who is much less terrible than the Dana in this book), and their cat, Gabi (who is just about as terrible as the pet in this book).
Title:The Meanest Birthday GirlFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.2 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544455975

ISBN - 13:9780544455979


Editorial Reviews

Schneider seems to draw inspiration from both O. Henry and Edward Gorey, with deadpan, dead-on writing and meticulously inked, elegantly styled watercolors." - Publishers Weekly, starred review "Schneider's multimedia illustrations employ the same humorous, expressive line seen in his Geisel Award-winning Tales for Very Picky Eaters (2011), delivering a remarkable package. A gift of a book for new readers." - Kirkus, starred review "Schneider's watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrations have humor and sweetness." - School Library Journal "In five short, humorous stories, with whimsical watercolor illustrations, this beginning chapter book by a Geisel Award winner should appeal to every new reader's sense of fun, especially if they've ever had a diva moment. And really, who hasn't?" - Booklist "