Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard
Illustrator Jeremy Tankard

Scholastic Canada Ltd | October 1, 2008 | Board Book

Grumpy Bird is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
Your favourite story about waking up on the wrong side of the...nest.

Bird wakes up grumpy. Too grumpy to eat, play—or even fly. "Looks like I''m walking today," says Bird grumpily. All of this grumpy walking piques the interest of his friends and soon Sheep, Rabbit, Raccoon, Beaver, and Fox are walking alongside him. Somewhere along the way Bird realizes that his friends are still there, but his mood is gone, proving that sometimes grumpy needs company!

This bright book can be read again and again to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away their darkest moods.

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 30 pages, 6.74 × 6.77 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2008

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545990211

ISBN - 13: 9780545990219

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST!! I love this little picture book. It is perfect for small children but the ending makes it ideal to read to adults too and everyone in between! A wonderful book and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We read it everynight!! My one year old loves this book! At first I thought it was because I was doing crazy voices for the animals, but even when other people are visiting, she brings them the book to read too! I am in love with the illustrations, wish I had friends like Bird does, and do not mind reading this book every night before my Daughters bedtime. I tell all of my Mama friends about this book, and I haven't heard any complaints yet :-) Great Job Mr.Tankard
Date published: 2009-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Well Done This book was written to help children see that they can change a grumpy mood. We follow Bird as he begins his day grumpy and tries to stay grumpy. Jeremy Tankard has written and illustrated a great book, with fun, bright and vibrant colors. It is a great story book for the younger members of your families, or as a cure for your own bad mood.
Date published: 2008-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! I am in love with this book: the story, the art. Bird is annoyed with the world and ends up happy with his friends in just a few short pages. Grumpy Bird is a must-read for anyone who needs a laugh. I'm not kidding - and I DON'T HAVE KIDS. Enough said? I bought it yesterday (Jan 19) at the retail store and I might buy a couple more because they're less online.
Date published: 2008-01-20

– More About This Product –

Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard
Illustrator Jeremy Tankard

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 30 pages, 6.74 × 6.77 × 0.79 in

Published: October 1, 2008

Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0545990211

ISBN - 13: 9780545990219

From the Publisher

Your favourite story about waking up on the wrong side of the...nest.

Bird wakes up grumpy. Too grumpy to eat, play—or even fly. "Looks like I''m walking today," says Bird grumpily. All of this grumpy walking piques the interest of his friends and soon Sheep, Rabbit, Raccoon, Beaver, and Fox are walking alongside him. Somewhere along the way Bird realizes that his friends are still there, but his mood is gone, proving that sometimes grumpy needs company!

This bright book can be read again and again to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away their darkest moods.

About the Author

JEREMY TANKARD worked as a graphic designer and typesetter before deciding to write and illustrate his own books. His stories come to him while doodling in his sketchbook—every once in a while a character leaps from his pages and begs for a story!

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Grumpy Bird:

  • Nominee, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children''s Book Award, 2008
  • Nominee, CBA Libris Award, Children''s Illustrator of the Year, 2008
  • Shortlist, The Amelia Francess Howard-Gibbon Illustrator''s Award, 2008
  • Nominee, Shining Willow Award, 2007
  • OLA Best Bets, 2007
  • CBC Sounds Like Canada Children''s Book Panel Selection
  • Nominee, Blue Spruce Award, 2007
  • Toronto Public Library "First & Best" booklist
  • Los Angeles Times Favorite Books of 2007
  • Nominee, Early Years NIagara Literary Award

"Jeremy Tankard''s deceptively simple tale is a useful tonic for mood kids — and their parents — but the best thing about it is the comic perfection of Bird''s face as he marches along in a fury." — The Wall Street Journal

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