When Sally woke up feeling blah, she swallowed her smile. She wasn’t sure why. She just felt like frowning. Her best friend Josie totally understands that it’s natural to feel gloomy sometimes. When other kids avoid Sally, Josie sits with her and, when Sally is ready, offers a suggestion that helps turn that frown upside down – literally!
Sullen Sally is a celebration of friendship and uses a mix of lyrical rhymes and colorful illustrations to remind children that nobody is expected to feel happy all the time. The story provides an opportunity for adults and children to talk about feelings and the meaning of true friendship.
After reading together, enjoy singing along to the musical version of Sullen Sally by award-winning kid-rocker Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove.
About Jim Cosgrove (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Award-winning kid rocker, author, and speaker Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove is a former journalist who had sense enough to get a “real” job helping children laugh and learn.
Over the past two decades, he has performed more than 4,500 high-energy shows throughout North America and Europe. His nine family albums have earned critical acclaim and a collection of national parenting awards. The YouTube video for his hit song “Stinky Feet” has more than two million views. He is the author of three children’s books (Bop Bop Dinosaur, Sullen Sally, and Hark! It’s Harold the Angel) and a collection of essays for grown-ups (Everybody Gets Stinky Feet) from his time as a parenting columnist for The Kansas City Star.
Jim lives near Kansas City with his wife, two daughters, and a handsome, rescued mutt.