The Beginner's Guide to Running Away from Home by Jennifer Huget

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Kids may not pick up on much practical advice for their own escapes, but at least they’ll be able to enjoy this boy’s truncated journey.
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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 Jennifer Huget

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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.


Author Residence: East Granby, CT CHRIS SICKELS is the creative force behind the award-winning Red Nose Studio. Red Nose illustrated Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter, which was selected as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, a Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year, and received four starred reviews.Illustrator Residence: Greenfield, IN
 
Published June 25, 2013 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Apr 10 2013

Kids may not pick up on much practical advice for their own escapes, but at least they’ll be able to enjoy this boy’s truncated journey.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 22 2013

...Sickels’s wildly inventive miniature sets and props are likely to make readers want to stay home so they can pore over the pages.

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