Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Every bit as good as Hello, Goodbye Window.

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age 4+

Bad influence on children of all ages! :(

This book was kind of frightening. When I read it to my child as a bedtime story, I was shocked. I didn't realize it would be like that because on the cover it was a happy little girl, so I never thought it would be like that. I needed to look up the summary because I found myself wanting answers. I was under the impression that the little girl was bipolar. I was even more taken back when my daughter started acting out, like the character "Sourpuss". This book never really states that being "Sourpuss" is bad, and it gives young children bad messages. I feel like the author should make it clear that being a "Sourpuss" isn't a good thing, and young children or children of any age shouldn't be acting like that.

Book Details

  • Author: Norton Juster
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Michael Di Capua
  • Publication date: October 1, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: March 4, 2020

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