Spinky Sulks

Spinky Sulks

by William Steig

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Overview

Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of food. But nothing can get Spinky to stop sulking—not even a circus passing by on his street! Will Spinky ever cheer up? Spinky Sulks is another delightful tale from the incomparable William Steig that will leave readers of all ages smiling.

Spinky Sulks is a 1988 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312672461
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 355,797
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, and Our Miserable Life.

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Spinky Sulks 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure that this woman read the same book as we did. We found it to be delightful. We could never get through it without laughing so hard that we had tears streaming down our faces. I guess that my children knew better than to act like Spinky (maybe use him as an example of how not to act). It soon became one of our favorites. Have you never read for shear entertainment?!?
mamazee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've got seven children, and even my "biggies" come and sit down to listen when this one comes out. William Steig is the perfect children's author because he remembers exactly what it feels like to be out of sorts, know you're wrong, too proud to back down - and he takes that and makes it perfectly ridiculous... Spinky's family is a collection of saints, and if we say, oh so sweetly and gently "Spinkalink..." our children know exactly what we mean, and usually can't help but grin...
Guest More than 1 year ago
We threw this book right out. William Steig is very disappointing this time around. Spinky is a spoilt, undisciplined, overly-sensitive brat. His parents are extremely indulgent and coddle him endlessly. They permit and encourage this sort of tantrum-ish behavior. This book is so pop-psych that it's sickening. Instead of disciplining him and/or simply telling him to get over it, they spoil him endlessly. The story really is quite stupid. My children were not impressed either. This book encourages this sort of self-centred nonsense that has become all too common in this day and age. I mean, come on, what responsible parent is going to allow their young child to sleep outdoors in the pouring rain overnight? Don't get this one. Even though we will not be using our copy, I don't even plan to give it to anyone, or to recycle it. It's going straight in the trash. His other books are better. Particularly, Brave Irene and Doctor De Soto.