Synopses & Reviews
"Any parent of a small child knows that the best cure for a youngster's bad temper is to redirect his or her attention toward something humorous. Lichtenheld demonstrates just how this works in a collection of large, double-spread cartoons depicting a variety of situations that might cause a rotten mood...Lichtenheld's big, bold, broadly comic art style...is well suited to the tone of the text and has solid child appeal. Give this one to grumpy kids, or to anyone in need of cheering up." -Booklist
A Child Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year
"Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight...replete with jokes both visual and verbal, each picture will elicit roars of laughter--and rueful recognition."--Kirkus (starred review)
"Lichtenheld's tale will appeal to kids with its on-target childhood humiliations and degradations."--Publishers Weekly
"Hilarious...sure to cure the grumpiest reader..."--Child Magazine
Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed? Were all your favorite clothes in the laundry? Did your brother/sister TOUCH you? What Are You So Grumpy About? takes all the tiny (or not so tiny) things that can annoy you and makes them funny instead. Tom Lichtenheld's colorful, laugh-out-loud images are full of fantastic details that will be a hit with readers of all ages. A surprise ending makes this book perfect for the grump in every family.
Lichtenheld takes all the tiny (and not so tiny) things that can be annoying and makes them funny instead, with colorful laugh-out-loud images full of fantastic details and a surprise ending. Full color.
About the Author
Tom Lichtenheld has written four other children's books, including Everything I Know About Pirates (Simon and Schuster), named one of the best children's books of 2000 by Newsweek, and What's With This Room?, also published by Little, Brown. He is an art director at Cramer-Krasselt, an international advertising agency, and lives in Geneva, Illinois.