Thursday, August 21

No Fits, Nilson!

No Fits, Nilson!
Written and illlustrated by Zachariah OHora

My rating: ★★★★

ISBN: 9780803738522
Publisher: Dial
Date of publication: June 13, 2013
Age: 3 - 5 years

Themes: temper tantrums, friendship, selflessness, behavior

Amelia and Nilson do everything together, but if things go wrong, Nilson often throws house-shaking tantrums! Amelia tries to help calm Nilson down by letting him play with her froggy purse or promising banana ice cream. Sometimes, though, Amelia might be the one that needs calming. How can Nilson help?

Humor? Check. The picture on page 23 still gets me every time.

Fantastic illustrations? Oh yeah; Nilson looks like a thug gorilla. He has six watches on his arms for goodness sakes! How cool is that?

A great resolution? You know I love happy endings. This book has it. Overall, the story is a good look into the tantrum process: what may cause it, how to hold it off, and ways to calm down. A great story to read with those temper-prone toddlers. I plan on reading it in storytime. Highly recommended!

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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