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. All the while, Bird grows grumpier and grumpier! But before he knows it, a little exercise and companionship help Bird overcome his bad mood. This winsome, refreshingly original story is sure to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away theirs, too!
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Jeremy Tankard has illustrated numerous picture books including his own GRUMPY BIRD and BOO HOO BIRD, PIGGY BUNNY by Rachel Vail (Feiwel and Friends), and IT’S A TIGER by David LaRochelle (Chronicle Books). He lives in Canada with his family. You can visit him online at www.jeremytankard.com.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K—Bird wakes up one morning feeling out of sorts-too grumpy to eat, too grumpy to play, and even too grumpy to fly. "Looks like I'm walking today," he grumbles. On his way, he passes a succession of happy-go-lucky animals, including a sheep, a rabbit, and a beaver, all of whom ask him what he is doing. "Walking," he responds, more and more testily, and each creature decides to join him. Eventually, the walk turns into an impromptu game of follow-the-leader, and Bird finds himself having so much fun that he forgets to be grumpy. Finally, he invites them all to fly back to his nest with him, and, oddly enough, they do. This straightforward story is enlivened by unusual mixed-media illustrations. Each scene consists of sketches of farmland or trees, layered over photographs of real farms and trees. Cheerful flowers and stars are scribbled throughout. The animal characters are simplistic cartoons with thick black outlines and comical facial expressions. The slightly psychedelic quality of the art works to foreshadow the whimsical ending, which otherwise comes as a surprise after the wry, sarcastic tone of the rest of the story. Grumpy Bird would make a good addition to storytimes with themes of emotions or imagination.—Rachael Vilmar, Atlanta Fulton Public Library, GA
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Descripción Scholastic Canada. BOARD BOOK. Estado de conservación: New. 0545990211 Special order direct from the distributor. Nº de ref. de la librería R9780545990219
Descripción Scholastic Canada, 2008. Board book. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110545990211