Reviews for Nina in That Makes Me Mad
"Eloise artist Hilary Knight brings to life Nina, an unforgettable character who boldly expresses every frustration experienced by young readers--and learns how to quiet down in the process. This reimagining of an undiscovered 1976 classic features new contributions by Hilary Knight and Toon’s signature touches, including a redesign and rewriting with controlled vocabulary just right for early readers."
--Graphic Novel Reporter
"A charming collection...the book encourages communication, so kids don’t have to suffer alone."
--Comics Worth Reading
"Nina is an Everychild with a hint of attitude. She certainly knows what pushes her buttons, and with their extensive experience writing for kids, her creators Kroll and Knight have touched upon the very things that make many children mad."
"A graphic novel that kids will completely understand. After all, who hasn’t been mad when people don’t understand you or blame you for things you didn’t do or when you don’t want to have to do what you’re told?"
--School Library Journal
"Fresh and buoyant...Knight’s art places Nina between siblings in a comfortably domestic setting. He captures her feelings in a broad range of wonderfully expressive body language ranging from hunched-shoulder, irritated frowns to melodramatic sprawls."
"In That Makes Me Mad, the reader learns about all of the things that make Nina angry, but also what it means to be able to channel that anger. Hilary Knight, illustrator of the classic Eloise, created vivid illustrations that display the upsetting nature in each of the situations."
--Library Media Connection