Boy Was I Mad Author:Kathryn Hitte Illustrated by Mercer Mayer. — Text Copypright 1969. — The little boy gets mad, REALLY mad! So he runs away. He has so many adventures in town with the construction workers, the junk wagon drawn by a horse, the baby in the carriage and the dog chasing a cat, the ants on the sidewalk that he could watch all day, and playing in the park. When he get... more »s home, he remembers he was supposed to be running away and he's back at home instead. Well, it was supper time so he eats and then he's tired so he goes to bed without Mom asking. Then he tells his mom about his day and they both decide they're glad he didn't run away.