Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cranky Pants

Does everyone already own this book?

I found it two years ago and still pray HRH will choose it when we select our nightly reading. It is adorable. It's the story of a boy who woke up on the wrong side of the bed, how it affects his day, and how his cranky-pants-ness is eventually overcome by his mom.

The author and illustrator clearly grew up in the 70s (note the Inch Worm and Weebles on the front cover) and the book itself is littered with nostalgia. It's got great pictures, a good cadence and a nice message. It is, in short, the perfect book for every toddler/preschooler with a 'tude and his parents.

I keep waiting for Steven Sanzo to write another but so far, nothing.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go, buy it!


SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I've never seen it. Must have been published recently - sometime after the first 10 years of child-rearing, I stopped accumulating new kids' books and stuck with the oldies but goodies instead.

Going to check it out!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I've never seen it either. But I will definitely be on the lookout for it--it reminds me of three little boyz I know!

Life As I Know It said...

I've never seen it either. I love good kids books...may have to go check it out.

KC said...

We so need this - is there also "Insolence Pants" and "I Keep Peeing in my Pants during Naptime" in the series?

Manic Mommy said...

You can all guess why I bought it. Yes, KC, I'm still waiting for 'La-La-La I'm Not Listening' Pants.

~ Denise said...

bwa ha ha ha!! When I first read your post, I thought you said "'tude in his pants."

This one looks like a good one to get!!

Sue said...

I need to get that for you-know-who. I actually do call him cranky pants sometimes.

Stephen Sanzo said...

Hi there, looks like this is an old post, but somehow it made it to my Google search feed. Nonetheless, thanks a bunch for the Cranky Pants shout out from almost 5 years ago. With that, we do have a new book out, a sequel, aptly titled, "Little Stinker". Feel free to check it out on Amazon or your local bookstore/library:


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