MOST OF THE TIME, Randolph is very, very nice. But when his friend Ivy gets invited to a really great sleepover birthday party and he doesn’t, Randolph feels a little left out, and sad, and mad. And then he goes a little crazy! Will he ever turn back to the nice friend he once was? We hope so! This nutty friendship story recognizes that even best friends aren’t always good friends (sometimes they can be downright rotten!). Kids’ squirmier feelings are conveyed with good humor and empathy in this reassuring tale about the icky feelings we all have, even though we are mostly very, very nice.
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly (circ:34,456), November 12, 2007: "An astute and empathetic look at jealousy and other emotions."
About Charise Mericle Harper
CHARISE MERICLE HARPER has written and illustrated numerous children’s books, including Pink Me Up!; Cupcake; When Randolph Turned Rotten; and the Bean Dog and Nugget series. She lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her husband and their two children. Charise… More about Charise Mericle Harper
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Aug 31, 2011| 40 Pages| 5-8 years| ISBN 9780375985263