Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark; and the books collectively titled All the Wrong Questions. Matthew Forsythe is the illustrator of the New York Times Notable Children's Book My Name is Elizabeth and was the lead designer on the television series Adventure Time. He was born in Toronto and now splits his time between Montreal and Southern Ontario, where he designs and illustrates.
* "Snicket fans will love this book."--Kirkus Reviews, starred
"Snicket's quirky narrative voice and observations of events both great and lowly make this a fine readaloud--and a sure cure for a bad mood."--Publishers Weekly
* "Expressive action-filled illustrations [will] make the reader giggle and frown."--School Library Connection, starred review
"A cheerfully wacky read-aloud sure to brighten listeners' moods."--School Library Journal
"This light take on a negative feeling may be useful to adults working with children."--Horn Book
"[The Bad Mood and the Stick] offers a playful way to talk about feelings we've all experienced."-- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books