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Publisher Comments:

Bright and fresh with an innovative art style, this debut picture book from a huge new talent is sure to win lots of fans!

Bird wakes up feeling grumpy. Too grumpy to eat or play — too grumpy even to fly. "Looks like I'm walking today," says Bird. He walks past Sheep, who offers to keep him company. He walks past Rabbit, who also could use a walk. Raccoon, Beaver, and Fox join in, too.

Before he knows it, a little exercise and companionship help Bird shake his bad mood. This winsome, refreshingly original picture book is sure to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away theirs, too!

Review:

"Anyone can sympathize with a blue bird who wakes up on the wrong side of the nest. Bird, whose rounded head is outlined in a thick swath of ink, squeezes one eye shut while scowling with the other. He hunches his shoulders like a budgie. The branches of his tree are rendered in diluted swipes of ink, and the sky, a weighty underwater blue despite the optimistic rising sun, mirrors his mood. Bird 'was too grumpy to play. In fact, he was too grumpy to fly. 'Looks like I'm walking today,' said Bird.' Squinting, Bird stomps through the meadow on pinlike legs, encountering animals one at a time. Each greets him and casually asks, 'What are you doing?' Bird does not welcome their friendly overtures ('Let me give you a hint... You do it by placing one foot in front of the other'), yet they join him on his hike, and soon he leads a parade of a Sheep, Rabbit, Raccoon, Beaver and Fox. In their playful company, Bird finds it hard to stay grumpy. Graphic illustrator Tankard, a contributor to Wild Outdoor World making his children's book debut, draws his cartoonish animals in brushlike strokes of carbon-black ink, and digitally tints the forest scenery. His appealing title and cover close-up of the hero say it all: this uncomplicated paper-over-board book describes a common condition and a way out of a bad mood for surly birds, whatever their species. Ages 3-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.

Synopsis:

Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.

About the Author

As a stay-at-home dad, Jeremy Tankard has weathered many boo boos with his young daughter. His debut picture book, GRUMPY BIRD, was named a Borders Original Voices finalist. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. You can visit him online at www.jeremytankard.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439851473
Author:
Tankard, Jeremy
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 32 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780439851473 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anyone can sympathize with a blue bird who wakes up on the wrong side of the nest. Bird, whose rounded head is outlined in a thick swath of ink, squeezes one eye shut while scowling with the other. He hunches his shoulders like a budgie. The branches of his tree are rendered in diluted swipes of ink, and the sky, a weighty underwater blue despite the optimistic rising sun, mirrors his mood. Bird 'was too grumpy to play. In fact, he was too grumpy to fly. 'Looks like I'm walking today,' said Bird.' Squinting, Bird stomps through the meadow on pinlike legs, encountering animals one at a time. Each greets him and casually asks, 'What are you doing?' Bird does not welcome their friendly overtures ('Let me give you a hint... You do it by placing one foot in front of the other'), yet they join him on his hike, and soon he leads a parade of a Sheep, Rabbit, Raccoon, Beaver and Fox. In their playful company, Bird finds it hard to stay grumpy. Graphic illustrator Tankard, a contributor to Wild Outdoor World making his children's book debut, draws his cartoonish animals in brushlike strokes of carbon-black ink, and digitally tints the forest scenery. His appealing title and cover close-up of the hero say it all: this uncomplicated paper-over-board book describes a common condition and a way out of a bad mood for surly birds, whatever their species. Ages 3-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Bird wakes up feeling grumpy--too grumpy to eat or play, and too grumpy even to fly. With a little exercise and companionship, Bird is able to shake his bad mood in this winsome and refreshingly original debut picture book. Full color.
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