Groundwood Books The Bad Chair
Groundwood Books The Bad Chair

The Bad Chair

By Dasha Tolstikova

$18.95

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

A picture book about feeling left out and the power of friendship, from the author and illustrator of A Year Without Mom.

Every evening before brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed, Vivi and Monkey play the game: Monkey hides under a sheet, and Vivi pretends to look for him. Chair wishes more than anything that he could play, too. One evening, Chair decides to make Monkey late for the game so that Vivi will look for him instead. But nothing goes quite according to plan! Instead of looking for Chair, Vivi continues to look for Monkey, becoming increasingly worried. She gathers witnesses for questioning, and Chair could be the key to her investigation. But if Vivi finds Monkey, will she still want to be friends with Chair?

This funny and sweet story about friendship will encourage young readers to empathize with those feeling left out. Kids will love Dasha’s simple yet sophisticated illustrations.

About the Author

Dasha Tolstikova is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir A Year Without Mom, which was a Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Book of the Year, a USBBY Outstanding International Books selection, and received four starred reviews. Dasha has illustrated several picture books, including Violet and the Woof by Rebecca Grabill, Friend or Foe? by John Sobol and The Jacket by Kirsten Hall. Her illustrations have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Bad Chair is the first picture book Dasha has written and illustrated.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

ISBN: 9781773062464

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