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About The Book

From award-winning author Louise Greig and acclaimed illustrator Júlia Sardà comes an uplifting story about how to confront big emotions.

Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town.

Can Ed sweep his troubles away?

About The Author

Louise Greig is an award-winning poet and a children’s picture book author. Her debut picture book, The Night Box, has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Louise lives in Aberdeen, Scotland, and when she’s not writing, she is the director of a dog rescue and rehoming organization.

About The Illustrator

Júlia Sardà is an illustrator from Barcelona. After her studies, Júlia started working as colorist in a studio which made the editorial merchandising for Disney/Pixar and then moved on to freelancing two years later. With work ranging from concept art for video games to children’s illustration, Júlia has had the chance to illustrate some everlasting classics such as Alice in WonderlandThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz; and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Visit her online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 3, 2019)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534439108
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD560L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

* "Bravo! This winning story with Sarda’s intricate and glorious digital illustrations is guaranteed to delight and spark conversation. A definite purchase for all collections."

– School Library Journal, starred review

"Offsetting drama with understatement and humor, Greig and Sardà thus carry readers through a mood and out the other side... An artful, elegant metaphor for mood."

– Kirkus Reviews

"The lesson about managing one’s emotions edifies, while Sardà’s illustrations lift the spirits."

– Publishers Weekly

"Imaginative, whimsically illustrated."

– Booklist, online exclusive

"The premise—some small negative event snowballing into the worst day ever—will be relatable to lots of children, and the story’s message is valuable: sometimes working yourself up into a bad mood really isn’t worth it."


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