Ooh--someone got up on the wrong side of the bed! From the moment Smudge awakens and stubs her toe, she's sure it's going to be a very, very bad day. Then there's the rain outside and the shirt that's misbuttoned. No wonder she has a fight with Stripe and runs away. That's okay--till night falls, and Smudge sits in her tree house all alone as evening falls. Will Smudge swallow her pride and go home again? Any child who has ever had a grumpy day--and which one hasn't?--will find comfort in the warm story and adorable pictures.