Grumpy Grandpa

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Grumpy Grandpa

By Heather Henson; Ross MacDonald (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9781416908111, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2009

Jack has a grumpy grandpa, and he calls him that, even though he's not supposed to. But it's true. Grandpa is grumpy and a little scary, too. He has hair where other people do not have hair, and his teeth don t stay in his mouth. You d have to be crazy to live with Grandpa . . . or as brave as a lion tamer, like Jack's aunt and uncle. But the truth is, Grandpa didn t always have hair and teeth in weird places. In fact, Grandpa wasn t even always grumpy. A book that closes the generation gap one little bit, Grumpy Grandpa captures childhood and grandpa-hood with humor, hyperbole, and heart.

About the Author
Heather Henson lives on a farm in Kentucky with her husband and three children, and is the author of several picture books andnovels, including "That Book Woman "and "Dream of Night".

ROSS MACDONALD's illustrations have appeared in "The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper s, The Atlantic Monthly, "and "Vanity Fair. "He has also written and illustrated several books for children and adults including "How to Speak Baseball, How to Speak Golf, "and "What Would Jesus Craft?"