The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon (Hardcover)
Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780399556623, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
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Library Binding (3/12/2019)
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"After reading aloud, listeners might discover their own ways to unbudge curmudgeons."--Publishers Weekly
"Playful language and a subtly rhyming text create an enjoyable read-aloud about frustrations and bad moods." --Booklist
What do you do with a curmudgeon that just won't budge? Why, shake off the grumpy 'tude and embrace the fun!
Have you ever seen a curmudgeon that looks like your brother, but is in such a bad mood you hardly recognize him? You can try all the peanut butter sandwiches and brownies you have, but he is not moving.
Nothing works, especially nudging, and he just makes you so grumpy that eventually you have no choice but to fight back--and then...
Have you ever become a curmudgeon that just won't budge?
Matthew Burgess's playful depiction of bad moods and sibling rivalry is matched perfectly by Fiona Woodcock's unique childlike art style.
About the Author
Fiona Woodcock attended the Glasgow School of Art and, since her graduation, has been working freelance on animated films, commercials, and illustration assignments. Fiona likes to draw with children's blow pens, and experiments with cutting stencils and printing techniques. She finds this playful approach inspires fresh ways to visualize ideas. Her previous books include Hiding Heidi, Poppy and the Blooms, and Poppy, Buttercup, Bluebell & Dandy. She lives in London. See more of her work at fionawoodcock.com.