Lotta and her family live in a yellow house on Potmaker Street. But their Dad says that even if pot-makers lived there in the past only troublemakers live there now. And today, poor Lotta is having a very bad day.
First, she wakes up angry 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?
Astrid Lindgren, author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking books, has created a hilarious and authentic look at a very bad day in the life of a very spunky five-year-old that's sure to resonate with every reader.
"Lindgren's well-known Pippi Longstocking has met her match in Lotta Nyman.... 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
|6 - 9
|Robin Preiss Glasser
|Oct 1, 2001