Children's Books

Author: Jeff Mack

ISBN: 978-1-4521-0110-1

Publisher: Chronicle

Copyright Date: 2012

Rights Retained: Motion picture/performance

Price: $16.99

Pages: 40


A picture book told using just the four words of the title, GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS.

Good news, Rabbit and Mouse are going on a picnic. Bad news, it is starting to rain. Good news, Rabbit has an umbrella. Bad news, the stormy winds blow the umbrella (and Mouse!) into a tree.

So begins this clever story about two friends with very different dispositions. Using just four words, Jeff Mack has created a text with remarkable flair that is both funny and touching, and pairs perfectly with his energetic, and hilarious, illustrations.

Good news, this is a book kids will clamor to read again and again!


Scholastic edition

Kirkus New & Notable pick

Kids’ Kindle Daily Deal

Texas 2×2

2013 Children’s Choice


Upcoming News:

12 foreign language translations licensed to date including:
Catalan (Grupo Zeta Ediciones B), Complex Chinese (3 & 3 Internation Institute Corp.),
Danish ( Lamberth APS), Dutch (De Fontein Tirion Uitgevers), German (Thienemann Verlag),
Italian (Carlo Gallucci editore s.r.l.), Japanese (Pie Co, Ltd), Korean (Kids-M in Gyeonggi-do),
French (Editions Casterman Jeunesse), Greek (Papadopoulos Publishing),
Spanish (Grupo Zeta Ediciones B), Swedish (Bokforlaget Max Strom AB)


“…instructive and entertaining primer on the art of friendship and the complexity of joy.

Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Mack’s clever book … is flat-out hilarious…a Cecil B. DeMille movie. This well-executed, rapid-fire book should satisfy even the most resistant readers.”

PW starred review

FamilyFun Magazine’s “Our Favorite Things”

Fam,ilyFun Magazine

“Good for storytimes or independent reading”

School Library Journal

“Good news, this isn’t just a book about attitude, it also hits home the message about the importance of friendship. Bad news, there really isn’t any bad news about this delightful book”

Bookends, a Booklist Blog

“Sometimes the most brilliant picture books can teach us more in fewer words than even “great” literature can. Good News, Bad News is one of those books. “