Grumpy Bird

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Scholastic Inc., 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
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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.
Praised by the Wall Street Journal as "comic perfection," this winsome, refreshingly original picture book is sure to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away their grumpies, too! Bird's impeckably crafted, hilarious melodramas continue in the Grumpy Bird board book, Boo Hoo Bird, Hungry Bird, and coming in 2018, Sleepy Bird.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

A great story about getting bird out of a funk. Very relatable for kids and parents. The illustrations are fun and colorful, I just wish the library hadn't put a pocket on the last page. It doesn't cover any major parts of the illustration but I still found it frustrating. Read full review

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User Review  - thnguyen - LibraryThing

Jeremy Tankard's story let the children know that it is okay to have a bad days just like the bird. It shows that children have feelings also like everyone else. That tomorrow can be a better day for learning. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

When Jeremy Tankard s daughter was three, she said, Draw grumpy things, Daddy. He drew her a grumpy lion, a grumpy snake, a grumpy bear, a grumpy alarm clock, and, finally, a grumpy bird. The bird looked SO grumpy, SO ridiculous and so CUTE that they both started to laugh. Jeremy recognized a story in this character and sat down to write it. That story became the Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, Grumpy Bird, and more hilarious stories followed in Boo Hoo Bird, and Hungry Bird. The beloved Bird series has become a bestseller in Jeremy s native Canada and continues to soar. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children. You can visit him online at

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