Award-winning Author of the Charlie & Mouse Series Laurel Snyder has a New Relatable Tale about the Hungry Beast that Lives in us All
“In this clever tribute to Maurice Sendak, Snyder and Groenink gleefully subvert picture book norms by embracing the beastliest behavior.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
When Jim wakes up one Tuesday morning, he doesn’t feel like eating his pancakes. In fact, Jim doesn’t feel like Jim. He feels rather, well, beastly. But he is hungry. Very hungry… This clever and relatable tale of moods from Laurel Snyder and Chuck Groenink offers a lighthearted depiction of the beastliness that lives inside all of us, and the power we have to put it in its place. Surprising yet satisfying, this richly illustrated book brims with humor that readers of all ages will be roaring to devour.
Laurel Snyder is the author of many books for children, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winning Charlie & Mouse. She lives and writes in a small yellow house in Atlanta, Georgia, which she shares with her husband and two sons.
Chuck Groenink hails from a village in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He lives in Syracuse, New York.
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