C. R. Mudgeon by Leslie MuirC. R. Mudgeon by Leslie Muir

C. R. Mudgeon

byLeslie MuirIllustratorJulian Hector

Picture Books | March 6, 2012

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A set-in-his-ways hedgehog gets a new worldview—and a new friend along the way.

C.R. Mudgeon, a sensible hedgehog, likes knowing just what to expect. Always. No surprises, no excitement. So when a noisy new neighbor, Paprika the squirrel, arrives, C.R. Mudgeon is even less cheerful than normal. The sights! The sounds! The peppery, fiery smells! Everything about Paprika is just too much to handle, and C.R. is aching, sneezing, and seeing spots.

But everyone needs quiet sometimes, and when that time comes, C.R. Mudgeon will have just the thing for a new friend in need. And as for himself, he may even discover that a little spice is just what the doctor ordered!

Nuanced, joyful humor permeates the pages of this heartwarming picture book that will make even the littlest, grumpiest curmudgeons want to jump up and dance!
Leslie Muir is a writer, painter, and poet. She is the author of Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You! and the forthcoming books Barry B. Wary and The Little Bitty Bakery. Leslie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two sons. Visit her at LeslieMuir.com.Julian Hector is an author-illustrator who was born in Los Angeles, grew up in ...
Title:C. R. MudgeonFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10 × 11 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:10 × 11 × 0.6 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416979069

ISBN - 13:9781416979067

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

"[A] chipper friendship tale…. Muir (The Little Bitty Bakery) gets the rhythms of two opposite personalities just right, and sprinkles a piquant note of humor over the proceedings. Hector (The Gentleman Bug) also has fun with the contrasts, from C.R.'s cozy slippers and well-worn sweater to Paprika's outrageously patterned frocks and pinata-festooned abode.”

--Publishers Weekly, February 6, 2012