WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT? by Tom Lichtenheld
Kirkus Star

WHAT ARE YOU SO GRUMPY ABOUT?

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Guaranteed to remove every pout in sight, Lichtenheld’s catalogue of common petty annoyances tops even his sidesplitting Everything I Know About Pirates (2000). In a series of close-up, full-spread scenarios, hapless young complainers don’t notice until too late that the toilet seat is up, have to don clothes that make even the dog wince because everything else is in the wash, face a bountiful list of challenging chores, and get a smothering hug from Grandma, capped by the worst of all: being tickled until the Grump’s cause is forgotten. Captioned with a line of huge, scribbly hand-lettering, replete with jokes both visual and verbal, each picture will elicit roars of laughter—and rueful recognition. The No, David! crowd will swarm to this. (Picture book. 7-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-316-59236-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2003




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