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The Bad Chair

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A fresh and funny picture book about feeling left out and the power of friendship, from the author and illustrator of A Year Without Mom.

Every evening before brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed, Vivi and Monkey play the game: Monkey hides under a sheet, and Vivi pretends to look for him. Every evening, Chair wishes more than anything that he could play, too.

Hardcover, 40 pages
Expected publication: October 27th 2020 by Groundwood Books
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Amy (novelteahappyme)
Certain to become a go-to read-aloud choice for educators, librarians, and parents alike when seeking to promote the importance of inclusion, The Bad Chair helps to prove that picture books often hold great power when examining social-emotional issues in childhood.

Nothing new or groundbreaking in this simple yet effective story about friendship and feeling left out.

Full review to be published via CM Magazine (U of Manitoba).
May 27, 2020 rated it liked it
I read a preview courtesy of Groundwood at the SLJ Day of Dialog. Nice idea, but not that unique. Does get the idea across of not overlooking someone/thing or leaving anyone out. Children will root for chair to be included.
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super cute story about a chair who watches its little girl play hide and seek with her stuffed monkey every night. Chair wants to play, too! Sometimes we do bad things just to get attention...

Good for preschool storytimes.
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