A is for Andy who won’t eat his peas.
B is for Becky who cannot say please.
C is for Cletus who writes on the walls.
D is for Deon who won’t come when he’s called.
E is for Esther. She won’t wash her hands.
F is for Florence, the Queen of Demands.
G is for Gertrude who stays up too late.
H is for Hameed who won’t wash his plate.
I is for Isaac who cries all the time.
J is for Jeffrey. He knows how to whine.
Excerpted from Absolutely Beastly Children by written and illustrated by Dan Krall. Copyright © 2010 by Daniel T. Krall. Excerpted by permission of Tricycle Press, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.