Cynthia Leitich Smith
Check out the book trailer for Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack (Chronicle, 2012)(activity kit).
From the promotional copy:
Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree.
So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations.
Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!
"Flat-out hilarious" - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Good news, this isn’t just a book about attitude, it also hits home the message about the importance of friendship. Bad news, there really isn’t any bad news about this delightful book" - Bookends, a Booklist Blog