The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell is a hoot. Ruthie has a personal snurtch who just doesn’t know how to “play nicely." School is a particular hurdle; the disgruntled snurtch manages to alienate her new classmates in all kinds of ways. The illustrations by Charles Santoso perfectly capture the frustration of not being understood and the havoc a snurtch can wreck when it gets to make all the decisions. Naturally there is a happy ending!