What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?
And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have to brush your teeth) to how to survive (don't think about your cozy bed). Ultimately, though, readers will see that there really is no place like home. Like Judith Viorst's "Alexander and the Terrible, " "Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, " here's a spot-on portrait of a kid who's had it.
And like Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are, " it's also a journey inside a creative kid's imagination: that special place where parents aren't allowed without permission.
About the Author
JENNIFER LARUE HUGET is the author of three previous picture books for Schwartz & Wade, and will have more to come. She is a blogger for the "Washington Post."