The Resource I hate everyone, written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas

I hate everyone, written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas

Label
I hate everyone
Title
I hate everyone
Statement of responsibility
written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Did you ever wish everyone would go away and leave you alone, and then, change your mind?
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Review
  • PreS-Gr 2—It is her birthday, but this child is in quite a mood! A young girl is cranky and annoyed about all that is going on around her, even though it is her party. She hates balloons, people, and the dark—and is not afraid to say it. She is simply in the mood for a fight. But her struggle is internal as well, for as much as she says she doesn't want attention, she really does, and as much as she tells people to go away, she really wants them to stay. Her abrupt and bristly behavior is really a rough shell around her soft and loving center. The narrative is a little jarring and unanticipated at first, but as the story goes on, it is apparent that the young protagonist is just having a bad day. Tired, hungry, and overstimulated, she is having a difficult time managing her emotions, a feeling that many young readers may relate to. The wonderful thing is that the adults around her reassure her that they love her unconditionally, a positive message throughout the book. The big, blocky illustrations are done in shades of red, pink, and blue on a stark white background, creating a nice contrast much like the contrast of behaviors in the book. VERDICT This is a title that parents and teachers will put pull out when a little one is in need of some breathing room or a little extra empathy and TLC.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE --Amy Shepherd (Reviewed 07/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 7, p50)
  • It’s the young narrator’s birthday, and she is a hot mess of emotions: “I hate you. Don’t sing! Take off the silly hats. Stop smiling. Stop laughing.” She insists that no one look at her—then dumps a bowl of snacks on her head to get attention. She complains about the sound of popping balloons, and then pops them herself. What’s wrong? Aside from a hit of existential dread (“How old am I now? I am always too little. Unless I am too big”), she doesn’t know—and Danis (Walk with Me) wisely withholds an explanation from readers, who have undoubtedly experienced similar Sturm und Drang. Arribas’s stylish illustrations combine big solid shapes with thick, markerlike textures and tones and overlays (sometimes off-register) of reds and blues on crisp white fields. The bold, sophisticated artwork captures a child’s sensibility and authentic rage, while at the same time reassuring readers there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. And sure enough, an adult intervenes, the girl realizes the contradictory nature of her own feelings (“Somehow even while I am busy hating you... Deep down... I love you!”) and she’s ready to hear everyone sing “Happy Birthday.” Whew. Ages 4–6. (May)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/19/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 12, p)
  • A little girl experiences big feelings on her birthday. The protagonist's gender is implied by her dress and her bobbed hairstyle, and the first-person text immediately immerses readers in her negativity: "It's my birthday. So boo! I hate all of you." A scowling, up-close portrait of the pink-faced, dark-haired girl depicts her wearing a party hat and sticking her tongue out at the reader while clutching a stuffed toy. She's yelling on the next spread in the middle of a crowd of people, who all have the same pink skin. It's her party, and she'll yell if she wants to, is the gist of the story from this point until the last few pages. Throughout, everyone else is remarkably patient and unbothered by her bad behavior, and the text eschews verbal responses or omniscient narration. Expressive, gestural illustrations adopt a low visual perspective to emulate a child's point of view and end up stealing the show. But even their success can't smooth over the narrative gap when, on a pair of facing pages, the girl suddenly and resolutely changes her tune. "Go away!" she shouts on the verso; "No! Stay! Can you stay even if I hate you?" she says on the recto, reducing the book to spectacle rather than story. While perhaps true to life, this lightning-fast shift is unsatisfying, as it asks readers to accept her change of heart as passively as the long-suffering partygoers accepted her hatred. Not for everyone. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664869
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danis, Naomi
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Arribas, Cinta
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birthdays
  • Frustration
  • Emotions in children
  • Children's stories
Target audience
preschool
Label
I hate everyone, written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781576878743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
I hate everyone, written by Naomi Danis ; illustrated by Cinta Arribas
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781576878743
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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