How to Apologize

Category: Book
By (author): LaRochelle, David
Illustrated By: Wohnoutka, Mike
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Values & Virtues
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: May 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.06in x 10.62in
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From The Publisher*From the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award–winning creators of See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog comes a funny and handy guide that explains just how (and how not!) to say "I'm sorry."

Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone knew how to apologize? Luckily, this humorous guidebook is full of practical tips about when, why, and how to say you're sorry. From a porcupine who accidentally popped his friend's balloon to a snail who was running so fast he stepped on a sloth's toes, hilarious examples and sweet illustrations abound. For both listeners who are just learning and older readers who need a refresher, this book will come as a welcome reminder that even though apologizing can be hard, it doesn't have to be complicated.
Review Quote*Suggestions for how and why to apologize paired with colorful, cartoon-style illustrations outlined in soft brown lighten the instructional tone by featuring hilarious examples of situations requiring an apology...Humorous examples of sincere and insincere apologies drive the messages home, while the illustrations continue to provide comic relief as reparation and restoration of relationships are achieved. Mostly full-bleed spreads paired with emotive animals will be met with laughs... an instructive primer on how to apologize.
-School Library Journal

With applicability well beyond its reading level, this latest outing from the creators of See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog (2020) and other clever romps focuses on the importance of apologizing for accidents or offenses and how to do it properly. Wohnoutka lightens the earnest tone of LaRochelle's pitch with comical scenes of anthropomorphic cartoon animals... Along with rightly acknowledging that it might be hard, or even impossible, to fix mistakes, the author closes with a promise that saying sorry and meaning it will make you and, more important, the other person feel better.
-Booklist
Biographical NoteDavid LaRochelle is a recipient of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and the author of many books for young readers, including Isle of You, illustrated by Jaime Kim, and See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. David LaRochelle is very sorry that he stole his sister's diary and read it to his next-door neighbor when he was ten years old. You'll find him repentant and living in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including the ALA Notable Book Moo!, written by David LaRochelle. He is also the author-illustrator of several picture books, including the Croc & Turtle series. Mike Wohnoutka sincerely apologizes for pouring an entire carton of milk down the air vents of his third-grade classroom. He and his family have no regrets about living in Minneapolis.