What Bethann wants, Bethann gets in this hilarious take on familiar childhood antics. As Bethann barges through her day, she tramples anyone who gets in her way. As she roars and stomps and chomps across the classroom, the playground, and her fellow students, her greedy, selfish behaviors transform her into dauntingly voracious dinosaurs.
Told from the viewpoint of the very bossy Bethann, this story will have children squealing with delight as the classroom bully gets exactly what she deserves. She thinks that having all the things she wants will make her happy but quickly discovers that having it all is just not much fun without people to share it with. A very uncomfortable lesson dramatically transforms bossy, blabbering Bethann into just plain Bethann—at least for a little while! Author and illustrator Chris Britt’s humor and experiences as a well-known cartoonist and father shine through in this charming foray into the imaginative world of a child.
About the Author/Illustrator
Chris Britt has been honored for his political cartoons with the highest awards in the industry, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning and the James P. McGuire Award for excellence in journalism. Named cartoonist of the year by the National Press Federation, he is the most-reprinted cartoonist in the country, and his drawings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Time and have been featured on CNN. Britt is a frequent public speaker known for his entertaining discourse on free speech and the role of the cartoonist. A popular TEDx presenter, he describes his job as “lobbing graphic grenades” for a living.
Britt has a visual arts degree from the University of Illinois and has created, produced, and directed multiple political animation shorts that have been featured on MSNBC. He has been a contributing cartoonist for Pelican’s Best Editorial Cartoons Series for many years. Britt lives and works in Tacoma, Washington.
Written and illustrated by Chris Britt
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Bullying
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Manners & Etiquette
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3