$ 17.95 US / $ 23.95 CAD 8.5 x 11 32 pages / ages 4 to 8 ISBN: 978-0-7358-4464-3


A bad mood can be contagious!

When Badger wakes up in a bad mood, he’s determined to let everyone know. He greets all his friends with grumpy, rude remarks. But by the time Badger feels better, he realizes that everyone is upset with him. What can he do? With the help of Crow, Badger comes up with an idea to turn things around. This comical cautionary tale is great for anyone who has ever gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.

Now available as an unjacketed hardcover, this beloved NorthSouth classic has been translated into more than ten languages.

A wonderful read aloud for all our young readers, whether at home or at school, to remind us that our attitudes can spread to others.
Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School

Petz’s words model for youngsters how to apologize when they have done something they are not proud of. This beautifully written story is sure to invite multiple reads. Its simple but valuable lesson, that it’s normal to sometimes be in a bad mood, reminds kids that taking a deep breath is much better than taking it out on your friends. The Bad Mood! needs to be added to the mindfulness section in school classrooms.
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