Grumpy Bird by Jeremy TankardGrumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Grumpy Bird

byJeremy TankardIllustratorJeremy Tankard

Board Book | October 1, 2008

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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.

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!
Title:Grumpy BirdFormat:Board BookProduct dimensions:30 pages, 6.74 × 6.77 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:6.74 × 6.77 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545990211

ISBN - 13:9780545990219


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for Giggles We love Grumpy Bird in our house. It'll cheer up anyone who is feeling a bit down.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grumpy bird This is a story about a grumpy bird whose friends help to cheer him up. It's a very cute story and my son loves when we read it! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheers up any grumpy bird This is a very cute story about a grumpy bird and his friends who help him work his way out of his mood. Whenever anyone feels bad in our house, we just read this book and it's instantly better!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book for baby/toddler By far my favorite book to read to my son. It's such a cute story, bird is grumpy and his friends still tag along with him, and just accept him for who he is. My son chats during this whole book, pointing at the images, he really gets into it (he's only 13 months old).
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grumpy Bird I quite enjoyed reading grumpy bird.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grumpy Bird Very cute story and the kids love the silliness of the story
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great book! My kids love reading this book! It is a love the reminder that you can get out of your grumpy mood if you just look at the good around you!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book makes me happy My adult daughter bought this book for me when I was diagnosed with cancer. It makes me smile, and sits on a bookshelf with the cover facing out.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute bird We like this bird and this book - he may be grumpy but he's still cute!
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GRUMPY BIRD It happens. One day you wake up on the wrong side of the bed or, in this particular case, nest. When Bird woke up one day he was, not to put too fine a point on it, grumpy. With grumpiness comes a kind of ennui so, without eating, playing, or flying, Bird goes for a walk. If he was hoping for solitude, though, this probably wasn't the best plan. As Bird meets up with various friends they all join him for his stroll. First Sheep.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Baby Gift Book This is a fantastic book to give as a baby gift - all kids I've given it to have loved it. My niece loved it so much, that she even had a Grumpy Bird cake for her 2nd birthday!!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased as a gift It was well received - makes for a great story time.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My kids loved it so much, I have it memorized! Seriously, we've worn out 3 copies! The book is cute and simple and my kids LOVE it.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book We received this as a Christmas gift. My son loves animals, and the simple story line with the fun ending was a real winner.
Date published: 2015-09-28
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

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Grumpy Bird:Nominee, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2008Nominee, CBA Libris Award, Children's Illustrator of the Year, 2008Shortlist, The Amelia Francess Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2008Nominee, Shining Willow Award, 2007OLA Best Bets, 2007CBC Sounds Like Canada Children's Book Panel SelectionNominee, Blue Spruce Award, 2007Toronto Public Library "First & Best" booklistLos Angeles Times Favorite Books of 2007Nominee, 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