Written and Illustrated by Wednesday Kirwan
Sterling Publishing, 2007
Minerva is being a very naughty girl today. But no one seems to notice—or care—when she pulls out the stuffing from Dad’s favorite chair, peels off the wallpaper, knocks over the milk, and pokes her brother. And not only is everyone ignoring her, but being bad doesn’t even make her feel good! Is there a better way to get a little attention?
A story kids will really relate to (complete with a sly ending) and adorable art—featuring a cute Boston terrier bent on mischief—will make this a toddler favorite. Plus, they’ll realize what Minerva doesn’t: that her Mom and Dad really are keeping a loving eye on her the whole time!
“Kirwan has a keen eye for preschool antics; her humorous depictions of Minerva’s mischievousness will earn giggles of recognition from young readers…[the] illustrations artfully capture both the sassiness and underlying sensitivity of her spunky heroine. This smart tale relies upon humor… to get a timely message across.”—Kirkus Reviews