My No No No Day by Rebecca Patterson Online

My No No No Day
Title : My No No No Day
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ISBN : 9780670014057
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32

Readers will say, "Yes, yes, yes!"From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow.Every parent, teacher, and cReaders will say, "Yes, yes, yes!"From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow.Every parent, teacher, and caregiver will respond to this hilariously accurate portrait of one toddler with a case of the Terrible Twos!


My No No No Day Reviews

  • Archit Ojha

    All days are not the same. Today is not a day for Bella It starts with her getting irritated by her baby brother and the day continues like that. She throws tantrums all day long. It seems as if she's doing it on purpose but she can't help it. A heartwarming ending to the story. Well written.

  • Matt

    Everyone has a bad day once in a while, even Neo. In this story, young Bella starts her day off poorly and it continues to sour from there.

  • Hoda Marmar

    Shows kids that we all have bad days, and that every day is a new start with a new chance, and that by smiling we can turn things around.

  • Amy

    Just say NO NO NO to this book. Blech. It seems as if Patterson was trying to write in the same manner as Viorst's "Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" and epic fails. Whereas kids can relate to Alexander (as well as adults) and know that feeling when everything goes wrong, this book just makes you believe in spanking. The kid in the book is a brat and her tantrums seem blase and annoying. I hated the kid, hated the book and wished I hadn't bought it for the library coll [...]

  • Joella www.cinjoella.com

    Sometimes kids throw tantrums. Sometimes they are BIG tantrums. This is a story about a little girl who throws a tantrum ALL. DAY. LONG. And she knows it. But she doesn't know what to do about it. But she also knows what it is like when she doesn't throw a tantrum. And sometimes that is the most important thing to know.I liked it. Mostly I liked it because I have seen kids that have been super grumpy for long periods of time. And I like that this particular girl understands just what kind of day [...]

  • Resia37

    What a dreadful book for kids! I understand what the author is trying to portray but this book pretty much gives the OK to any child to simply throw horrible tantrums all day long without consequence just because they are having a "bad day". An example of disciplinary action should have been displayed by page three. I'm throwing this one in the trash before my kids get the chance to observe this horrible acceptance of poor behavior.

  • Jennifer

    "Yesterday I woke up and Bob was crawling around my room, licking my jewelry. So I shouted GET OUT OF MY ROOM!" My kids (and I) laugh a lot when we're reading this book. The story and pictures really capture the capricious and hilarious (when it's not happening to you) tantrums that just happen sometimes, no matter our ages. It was a library pick and we've read it probably 20 times this week. The kids (7 and 4) giggle whenever Bob comes onto the scene especially. Quite entertaining! And, we have [...]

  • Becca

    What a thrilling plot and a brilliant twist at end. The characters are so complex and honestly I could not choose a single favorite character. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and it was such a good read. Kudos to the poor mom in the story.

  • Sadia Mansoor

    A tale of a lilTOOgrumpy & cranky girl :/

  • A.

    (blogged this here)From the moment Bella wakes up, nothing is right. Her baby brother is in her room ("GET OUT OF MY ROOM!"), her mother tries to giver her an egg for breakfast ("I CAN'T EAT THAT!"), and I won't even mention what happens in the grocery store (except to say that the snide looks from the other customers in the store is classic)! I bought this book for my daughter's 3rd birthday and she (and the other birthday guests) wanted to read it as soon as it was unwrapped. Just the cover al [...]

  • Suzanne

    We got this book for free from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library when my daughter was 1 or 2. She loved the book as a little toddler and even had it memorized from reading it so much. The story is about a little girl who is just having a bad day. She's saying NO to everything and being in a bad mood throughout the day. Of course there is a lesson in the end for little kids.It's a cute book to read out loud because you can get "loud" as you read the little girl screaming NO NO NO :) My daughter [...]

  • Kelly

    I would give this more stars to get it to genius level. All parents, children, and people in general can relate to days like this. The illustrations are amazing at conveying this girl's tirade from boiled eggs to itchy tights. We feel ya. Bonus that the mother keeps her cool, reminding us that all No Days will come to an end so we'd better not murder anyone.

  • Keris

    How I love this book. I read it to Joe whenever he's had a big shouting day of his own and it always makes me laugh. It makes him feel better too. (Tonight he asked me to snuggle up like the Mummy does in the book and tell him it will be better tomorrow.) I'm not a huge fan of the illustration style, but that's a nitpick because it really is wonderful.

  • Erika Edwards

    I love reading this book out loud to my kids, and they love listening. The text of this book is fun and encourages over the top, dramatic reading. And the illustrations are equally fun and really match the quirkiness of the girl telling the story. Love this cute little story!

  • Peacegal

    LOL. Great expressions on the characters and very funny illustrations. This one's a winner. Non-parents will be breathing a sigh of relief that they don't have to deal with this stuff in real life!

  • midnightfaerie

    A book my 6 yr old as well as my twin 3 yr olds loved. A solid reading level 1 book, this cute story keeps all ages engaged with the bright colorful pictures and cute story. A great addition to any children's library.

  • Donalyn

    Bella wakes up in a cross mood and the her entire day is one grouchy, annoyed, stressful moment after another (for both her and her family).

  • Allison

    I think everybody has No No No days and I love that this little girl realized she had been onery, apologized and the mom freely forgave her! So much fun!

  • James Koppert

    Aggie has never enjoyed a story book so much

  • Chelsea

    My No, No, No Day by Rebecca Patterson tells the story of Bella who is having a bad day. Everything starts off with her baby brother in her room messing with her toys. Then she doesn’t like her breakfast. Then she thinks her ballet outfit is too itchy. Then she has a hurt foot. Finally she doesn’t want to go to bed, but after careful consideration Bella comes to a realization and makes a promise to her mom. The art style is quite charming with simple folk art characters and scenes. Although [...]

  • Alicia Thompson

    We got this book free through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library so I've had cause to re-read it. This one took some time to enjoy. I didn't like it, so my kids fed off of that and thus didn't like it either. Eventually, I did move past how incredibly irritating this little girl is and now actually like this story. As most parents know, three years old can be awful little twerps. When this book arrived my #3 kid was in the thick of the shenanigans described in the story. And frankly, I didn't [...]

  • Alexus Miller

    My No, No, No Day by Rebecca Patterson tells a story of a little girl Bella who is having a rough day. The story takes the reader through a series of events where Bella keeps getting in trouble for her behavior. Her behavior was a result of the bad things she felt were happening to her, but the adults in the story knew weren’t very bad things after all. I personally did not enjoy this story. I feel that if I were to read this story to my class, it would be sending a message that throwing tempe [...]

  • Janna Oakfellow-Pushee

    This book is one of the few (so less than six books) I have memorized, word-for-word, for my daughters. It tells of a little girl named Bella who doesn't realize it at first, but she is having a Bad Day and taking it out on everyone and thing around her. In the end, her mother (albeit exhausted herself) still reads Bella her favorite story, snuggles with her, accepts her apology, and tells her that things might be more cheerful tomorrow.And they were. Hooray for sleep!The art is simple to follow [...]

  • Taddow

    I’m not a big fan of children’s books that entail a lot of the characters yelling or complaining (I get enough of that from my kids as it is) but my kids really love this book and they have it memorized. We read it so much and they get all excited when we do. One of my kids had a liquid “accident” and our copy of this book was the casualty of that incident so we had to throw it away. There were some rough times in the house until my wife was able to find a cheap replacement (I was surpri [...]

  • Susan

    I thought it was good. The little girl really throws a tantrum. And Patterson captures a realistic tantrum. And the pictures are adorable. And it's just simple at the end. We have "those days." But that's not really us. It seemed to me helpful for children to know that moods pass and don't represent who we really are. Sometimes someone gets really grouchy but that doesn't make them a bad person. I like this book a lot.

  • Den

    One of the new books delivered to my classroom today.I loved this one which deals with young children having tantrums.A lot of children in the hospital I work in don't want to be there (obviously) and sometimes the only control they have is in the form of tantrums and this book shows that tantrums are a normal part of life and whatever we do and how ever much we shout parents will still love us and everything will be alright after a cuddle and story.

  • Nick

    This book grew on me the more we read it. My daughter took a liking to it, so I stuck with it and have grown to admire it, simply because it offers a much different tone than most children's books (i.e. the child at its center is a miserable young lady). We recently picked up Alexander and the No Good Very Bad Day, and I quickly connected the dots.

  • Overlady

    I don't know why I have read it.Guess it's a bit relatable as everyone has a no no no day every now and then.Just an average book for kids.

  • Abby

    This is the best book for anyone with a 2 year old. They will love it and so will you.

  • Heather

    My son Loves Loves this book!!! We read it multiple times a daynce he turned one. Thank you Rebecca for your creation!