Author: Jennifer Gray Olson
A hilarious, yet tender and sincere picture book about making mistakes, owning up to them, and asking forgiveness.
Every party has a pooper. You may not have wanted one. You certainly did not invite one. But, inevitably, every party will have one. So what should you do?
Maybe you can interest the pooper in a game? Hopefully the pooper doesn't lay down in defeat in the middle of your Twister mat... oh, there he goes. Directly on the blue dot you needed.
Perhaps you can entice the pooper with a delicious, scrumptious cake? Unless the pooper sticks his booger-y fingers directly into the layer you were most excited to eat... sigh.
Oh, I know what to do! Let's. Party. HARDER.
Until... things get taken too far. Then it might be time to take a step back and do the hardest thing of all: apologize.
In Party Pooper, Jennifer Gray Olson tackles complex SEL themes with expertise, grace, and laugh-out-loud humor. It's a thoughtful, yet entertaining examination that has equal empathy for the party goers and, of course, the party pooper.
Roaring Brook Press
In The News
"[Party Pooper] has read-aloud potential with short and snappy sentences that will keep children turning pages and involved to the very last... this comical story is a solid additional purchase for children’s collections." —School Library Journal
"[Party Pooper] confronts serious issues—social awkwardness, the inability to make friends—while simultaneously addressing those who want to help them... children will giggle but also, hopefully, think and learn." —Kirkus