The Troublemaker

by Lauren Castillo

A sweet and satisfying story of a brother and sister, a troublemaker or two, and a raccoon, beautifully illustrated in a folksy vintage style.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547729916
  • ISBN-10: 054772991X
  • Pages: 48
  • Publication Date: 06/03/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Bored and restless on a summer day, a little boy steals his sister’s bunny and sends it on an adventure. He is well satisfied with the results—until his own stuffed animal disappears. Could it be that he is not the only troublemaker around . . . ?

     A case of sibling rivalry is neatly resolved with the “assistance” of a hilarious raccoon in Lauren Castillo’s warm, simple text and gorgeous classic illustrations.

About the author
Lauren Castillo

Lauren Castillo has illustrated many picture books and has also written and illustrated several, including the Caldecott Honor book Nana in the City. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, and you can also find her at and follow her on Twitter @studiocastillo.


"At once handsome and child friendly, this is a good conversation starter for preschool storytimes."

Horn Book Magazine

"Castillo gives her typically sweet-tempered artwork a dash of hot sauce with this tale of a mischievous boy who's outdone by a thieving raccoon."

Publishers Weekly

"Engaging and worthwhile."


"The antics of the raccoon and having the tables turn on the boy helps him understand his sister's feelings of loss and weave a subtle lesson into the bright clever plot."

—School Library Journal

"Castillo offers something interesting on every page, either winsome or whimsical."