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The Bad Mood and the Stick

Title: The Bad Mood and the Stick
Author: Lemony Snickett
Illustrator: Matt Forsythe
Publisher: Andersen Press (2017)
ISBN: 9781783446421
Curly is in a bad mood (represented by a colourful cloud), a mood that passes onto different people in the town. Curly pokes her brother with a stick. After getting a tell off she drops the stick, only for a racoon to grab it. The racoon scares Lou and falls into a puddle of mud. Luckily, the bad mood doesn’t affect everyone for long. “By then the bad mood had been all around the world. You yourself had it several times.”

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