Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard
Illustrator Jeremy Tankard

Scholastic Canada Ltd | October 1, 2008 | Board Book

5 out of 5 rating. 4 Reviews
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, 6.69 × 6.69 × 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

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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Grumpy Bird

Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard
Illustrator Jeremy Tankard

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 30 Pages, 6.69 × 6.69 × 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

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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