Poor Lotta is having a very bad day. First, she wakes up mad because in her dream her older brother and sister were mean to her. Then, Mother expects her to wear a sweater that "scratches and tickles." Madder than ever, Lotta decides to run away and find a new place to live. After all, everyone at her house is mean, so she won't miss her family at all -- will she?
This hilarious and authentic look at a very bad day in the life of a very spunky five-year-old is sure to resonate with every reader.
"Lindgren's well-known Pippi Longstocking has met her match in Lotta Nyman, whose unreasonable moodiness and wanton destruction of property may be 'typical' behavior for that age, but her parents' refusal to apply discipline is disconcerting to older readers. Nevertheless, the young readers for which this tale was written will be encouraged that their angry lapses can be resolved with such compassionate understanding. Cartoon drawings add just the right touch of whimsical humor." -- Children's Literature, Earlene Viano
|Recommended Age||6 - 9|
|Illustrator||Robin Preiss Glasser|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2001|