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What Are You So Grumpy About?

By Tom Lichtenheld (Trade Paperback, 2007)
"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
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316065894

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2007

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback

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"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

Tom Lichtenheld has written four other children's books, including Everything I Know About Pirates (Simon & 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.
  • What Are You So Grumpy About*:
    «"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."
    -Publisher's Weekly

    "Hilarious...sure to cure the grumpiest reader..."
    -Child Magazine

    A Child Magazine Best Children's Book of 2003

    Everything I Know About Pirates-one of Newsweek's "Books of Wonder" for 2000:

    "Boisterous fun from fore to aft."
    -Publishers Weekly

    R "Lichtenheld's humor goes beyond his text to take up residence in his mixed-media cartoons."
    -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, recommended book

    "Ingenious."
    -Kirkus

    "Droll* funny* suitably exaggerated boy fantasy."
    -Booklist

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What Are You So Grumpy About?
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.00 US/$8.00 CAN
  • Pages: 40
  • Physical Dimensions: 10" x 10"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316065894
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2007
What Are You So Grumpy About?