The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon

byMatthew BurgessIllustratorFiona Woodcock

Picture Books | March 12, 2019

The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess
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"For any kid or parent that's having a bit of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, this book is an instant pick me up. Great for siblings, too!" --Red Tricycle

"After reading aloud, listeners might discover their own ways to unbudge curmudgeons."--Publishers Weekly

"Playful language and a subtly rhyming text create an enjoyable read-aloud about frustrations and bad moods." --Booklist

What do you do with a curmudgeon that just won't budge? Why, shake off the grumpy 'tude and embrace the fun!


Have you ever seen a curmudgeon that looks like your brother, but is in such a bad mood you hardly recognize him? You can try all the peanut butter sandwiches and brownies you have, but he is not moving.

Nothing works, especially nudging, and he just makes you so grumpy that eventually you have no choice but to fight back--and then...

Have you ever become a curmudgeon that just won't budge?

Matthew Burgess's playful depiction of bad moods and sibling rivalry is matched perfectly by Fiona Woodcock's unique childlike art style.
Matthew Burgess is the author of Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo. He has been a poet-in-residence in New York City elementary schools through the Teachers & Writers Collaborative since 2001, and he is currently completing his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work has appeared in var...
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Title:The Unbudgeable CurmudgeonFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.31 X 8.88 X 0.35 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.31 X 8.88 X 0.35 inPublished:March 12, 2019Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399556621

ISBN - 13:9780399556623

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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