The Quarreling Book

The Quarreling Book


Text: Charlotte Zolotow

Illustrations: Geneviève Godbout


Mr. James forgot to kiss Mrs. James before he left the house this morning. As a result, and because it's raining, Mrs. James is in a very bad mood. She picks on Jonathan, who picks on Sally, who picks on Marjorie, who picks on Eddie, who picks on the dog who... is only thinking about playing! Fortunately, his good mood also is contagious!




  • This edition

    ISBN 978-2-924332-04-7

    Released on April 16th, 2019 (first edition released on October 14th, 2014)

    22.7 x 27.4 cm

    32 pages — Hardcover
    4+ years

  • Reviews

    “This is a cute and absolutely irresistible chain reaction story to read curled up against your child during rainy days, grey days, windy days … in all weathers, as a matter of fact. Tenderness guaranteed!”

    Barbara Ottevaere, Librairie Gallimard (Montréal)


    “This story was first published in the 1960s. Geneviève Godbout’s illustrations enhance Charlotte Zolotow’s text while maintaining a vintage look. A fresh makeover that will allow a new generation of children to enjoy this fun tale.”

    Marie-Hélène Vaugeois, Librairie Vaugeois (Montréal)


    “Geneviève Godbout succeded in creating a vintage style thanks to her use of wooden pencils. Her illustrations will certainly remind the adults of their childhood and will charm the children without a doubt. Here's a book to read on the days that you got up on the wrong side of the bed…”

    Nathalie Ferraris, Les libraires

  • Éditions étrangères

    Édition originale en langue anglaise — HarperCollins

    Brésil — Portugais

    Espagne — Tramuntana Editorial

    Grèce — Papadopoulos Publishing

    Italie — La Margherita Edizioni

    Portugal (Brésil)  — Casa dos Mundos