Bad Astrid (Hardcover)
Everyone knows a bully like Astrid--she's "the meanest girl you could possibly meet," and she and her family have moved in down the street! She has a bad attitude and thinks nothing of terrorizing tabby cats, trashing tulip beds, or toppling lemonade stands. It's not easy to stay out of Astrid's way. Who has the strength of character to ask her why she's so mean? Not since Bootsie Barker Bites has such a deliciously mischievous character (who gets her comeuppance) been drawn. From the author of Dirtball Pete comes another character you won't soon forget.
About the Author
Eileen M. Brennan, Ph.D. is Co-Principal Investigator of the Work-Life Integration Project at the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health; and Associate Dean and Professor of Social Work at Portland State University, Oregon. Since the early 1990s, Dr. Brennan has been a principal or co-principal investigator of federally funded research and training projects on the social and emotional health of children and support for their families. Her research has examined the challenges faced by employed parents of children and adolescents who have emotional or behavioral disorders and the strategies the families have used to meet these challenges. A developmental psychologist, Dr. Brennan has also examined the importance to families of the successful inclusion of children with mental health difficulties in child care. Currently, she is participating in research on transforming transitions to kindergarten for children with emotional or behavioral challenges and their families.
Kathy Shaskan lives in Morristown, New Jersey. This is her first book for children.
Regan Dunnick teaches art at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida.