Mootilda’s Bad Mood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call, and Claudia Ranucci

Everyone has a bad day once in a while, a day when everything goes wrong no matter how hard you try to make it go right. Does it put you in a bad mood?

The featured picture book this week is Mootilda’s Bad Mood, written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Kirsti Call, and illustrated by Claudia Ranucci.

About the Book:

Mootilda’s Bad Mood is about a young cow who has a bad day. She wakes up with hay stuck in her hair, she loses her treat, she tries to play double Dutch and ends up spilling milk everywhere. No matter what she tries, it goes wrong. She is in a bad mood. Mootilda meets some chickens who are in a bad mood, too and her new friendship with them becomes a turning point for her. She learns to laugh and turn a bad day into a good day.

Writing Exercise:

Mootilda’s Bad Mood plays with words by using the onomatopoeia “moo” to say “mooooood”. The writing challenge for the day is to write a story the plays with words. It can be another animal and the sound they make or any other word pairing that plays with words creatively.

Happy Writing!

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