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The Beginner's Guide to Running Away from Home (Hardcover)

    By Jennifer Huget, Red Nose Studio (Illustrator)
    $17.99
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    While at first Adrian was a little distracted by the somewhat creepy artwork in this one, it's now requested as his bedtime book most nights. What a fun romp inside the mind of a kid who's just had enough, and makes elaborate plans to run away from all the oppression in his family (WHAT? I have to go to bed before my older sister? My family is the WORST). With a taste of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, this one is a great read aloud and perfect gift to remind us all that sometimes there is no place like home.

    — From Adrian

    While at first Adrian was a little distracted by the somewhat creepy artwork in this one, it's now requested as his bedtime book most nights. What a fun romp inside the mind of a kid who's just had enough, and makes elaborate plans to run away from all the oppression in his family (WHAT? I have to go to bed before my older sister? My family is the WORST). With a taste of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, this one is a great read aloud and perfect gift to remind us all that sometimes there is no place like home.

    — From Adrian

    Description


    What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?
    And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have to brush your teeth) to how to survive (don't think about your cozy bed). Ultimately, though, readers will see that there really is no place like home. Like Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, here's a spot-on portrait of a kid who's had it.
    And like Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, it's also a journey inside a creative kid's imagination: that special place where parents aren't allowed without permission.

    About the Author


    JENNIFER LARUE HUGET is the author of three previous picture books for Schwartz & Wade, and will have more to come. She is a blogger for the Washington Post.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780375867392
    ISBN-10: 0375867392
    Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
    Publication Date: June 25th, 2013
    Pages: 40
    Language: English