But Michelle Pauli, as usual, has taken a bookish approach and is seeking books that "bust the sulk" on the Guardian CultureVulture blog. Here's what Pauli has to say:
- "My own childhood 'stroppy phase' took place in an era before there were computers and Playstations in every eight-year-old's bedroom; there wasn't much else to do after stomping upstairs to my room than to lose my sulk in a book. Anything by Noel Streatfield usually did the trick."
I have to agree with Pauli. Streatfield usually did it for me as well.
(also: Joanna Moorhead writes about the controversy and finds the kids are alright at the Independent)
*I usually ignore whatever GP Taylor has to say. If there ever has been a book I've hated more than Shadowmancer, I don't know it. (Okay, maybe Foucault's Pendulum.)