The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon
Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
Mar 12, 2019
8.88 x 10.31 x 0.35 in
Random House Children's Books
Knopf Books for Young Readers
- Author Bio
“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.
HILARIOUS AND KID FRIENDLY: This is perfect for turning a sour mood around, and sure to leave even the grumpiest of readers smiling (and maybe even dancing).
SIBLING RIVALRY: This book can help kids navigate the ups and downs of a sibling relationship.
HAND TO FANS of Crankenstein, My Teacher is a Monster and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog.
INVITING READ ALOUD: Full of tongue-twisty sentences that will delight kids and adult readers alike. Matthew Burgess is a poet with a real knack for the rhythm of picture books.
PERFECT ILLUSTATIONS: Fiona Woodcock has a unique style that brings an adorable layer to the text and elevates the entire story.
Author Website: www.fionawoodcock.com
Author Social Media: Twitter @MatthewBurgess , Twitter and Instagram @fionawoodcock
“Playful and charming…[A] perfect introduction to an advanced emotional concept emotional concept and bonus vocabulary word.” —School Library Journal Online