The Cranky Caterpillar by Richard GrahamThe Cranky Caterpillar by Richard Graham

The Cranky Caterpillar

byRichard Graham

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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One day Ezra hears a gloomy blue tune coming from the piano. To her surprise, it's a caterpillar making the sound: a cranky caterpillar. Ezra tries to cheer him up with some fresh air, cakes, and new hats, but nothing seems to work… What can Ezra do to help the cranky caterpillar change his tune?

Richard Graham is a new illustrator with a highly distinctive and original style. The origins of The Cranky Caterpillar lie in his own artistic sculptural creations: a caterpillar created from the hammers inside an old piano, a band of musical characters, all sculpted from instruments and materials found in his studio. Graham has also been inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's color synesthesia, whereby we are shown the magical colors of music, in this splendidly illustrated book. Children will identify with the struggle the caterpillar goes through, in trying to articulate his emotions, and will delight in the inventive band of friends that succeed in cheering him up.

Richard Graham studied art history and has a Masters in creative and critical writing. He works from his art studio in London, where he creates characters from everyday objects—including oversized caterpillars from old pianos. The Cranky Caterpillar is his first picture book.
Title:The Cranky CaterpillarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.34 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500651086

ISBN - 13:9780500651087


Editorial Reviews

absolutely astonishing . . . an astounding piece of work — Raymond Briggs, creator of "The Snowman"