Cranky Right Now Storytime with Julie Berry and Holly Hatam - via Zoom

Event date: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 11:00am
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Cranky Right Now book cover

Once Upon A Time is excited to host author Julie Berry and illustrator Holly Hatam for a Cranky Right Now storytime. This book allows kids to work through the reasons we all can feel cranky and how to work through emotions. The perfect book to have for every preschool and kindergarden reader.

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About the book: Sometimes we're all cranky, and that's okay! Cranky Right Now shows kids how to deal with those cranky days.

Cranky Right Now brings a much-needed message to kids: sometimes we're all cranky. Maybe we're tired, we're hungry, or we're just feeling grumpy. Dealing with emotions can be hard. Cranky Right Now is a fun and funny ride through the ups and downs of being cranky, helping kids process difficult feelings, frustrating relationships, and things that just make them mad.

Award-winning author Julie Berry talks about reasons kids can feel cranky and how to recognize those feelings and acknowledge them. She then gives simple practices for moving through crankiness. She shows that it's okay to be in a bad mood sometimes--just not to take it out on others--and that cranky days will eventually give way to happy ones.

A companion volume to Happy Right Now, with Holly Hatam's bright and playful illustrations, Cranky Right Now helps you embrace, understand, and move through cranky in a whole new way.


Julie Berry author photo (c) Travis Tanner

About the author: Julie Berry has written many books for children, including The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place and The Emperor’s Ostrich. Her novel Lovely War was a New York Times bestseller, and The Passion of Dolssa was a Printz Honor book. Julie is happiest when her family piles onto the couch to watch classic movies together, her piano playing doesn’t sound too terrible, and she manages to get to yoga class. Learn more at


Holly Hatam illustrator photo provided by publisher

About the illustrator: Holly Hatam is a picture book maker, greeting card designer, textile engineer, and the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Girl and Dear Boy. Holly is happiest when she’s snuggling up with her husband and son, hugging trees, and escaping into piles and piles of books. Learn more at


Satruday, May 15 at 11:00 AM Pacific Time 

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Cranky Right Now Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781683646648
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Sounds True - May 11th, 2021

Happy Right Now Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Holly Hatam (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781683643524
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Sounds True - October 29th, 2019

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