By Eileen Brennan, Illustratrated by Regan Dunnick
Random House Children’s Books, $15.99, 32 pages
Bad luck comes to town when Bad Astrid moves into the neighborhood. Astrid is a bully who seems to follow other kids around and ruin their fun. But, when Astrid crashes her bike and calls out for help, the other pup comes to her aid and asks why she’s been so mean. Astrid explains that being new in town is scary and she’s not quite sure how she fits in and what she really needs is a friend.
Bad Astrid is written by actress Eileen Brennan and illustrated by Regan Dunnick. Together the team creates a rollicking set of rhymes that will make children laugh while also making them think about the people around them. Through the story, children will learn that sometimes all it takes to change a bad attitude is an open mind.
Bad Astrid is best suited for readers ages five to eight.
Reviewed by Sophie Sestero