Grumpy Bird

Grumpy Bird

by Jeremy Tankard

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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. All the while, Bird grows grumpier and grumpier! But before he knows it, a little exercise and companionship help Bird overcome his bad mood. This winsome, refreshingly original story is sure to help kids (and grown-ups) giggle away theirs, too!

Safe for all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545871822
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 180,425
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Jeremy Tankard has illustrated numerous picture books including his own GRUMPY BIRD and BOO HOO BIRD, PIGGY BUNNY by Rachel Vail (Feiwel and Friends), and IT’S A TIGER by David LaRochelle (Chronicle Books). He lives in Canada with his family. You can visit him online at

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Grumpy Bird 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Mommu_Ring More than 1 year ago
Being kind, being patient, being quiet- there are so many picture books about good and bad behavior. But what about being grumpy? This funny story about a blue bird in sneakers who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed is great to read with your little one. Each of the animals Bird encounters on his grumpy walk has a unique personality, giving the storyteller an opportunity to get creative. Bird's responses positively drip sarcasm, which help make the experience of reading this story out loud for the hundreth time as enjoyable as that of the first. Trust me- you'll be asked to read this book again and again. The payoff? Bird learns that if you give it a chance, Fun can beat out feeling Grumpy. This book might not teach a huge lesson, but it deals with a common childhood (and adult) issue and reminds us how to deal with it properly. Listen to those around you and get happy!
feboudre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A bird wakes up one morning feeling grumpy; too grumpy to do anything except walk. On his walk his friends ask him what he is doing and he replies "walking". They follow him and copy him until eventually he finds himself having fun and is no longer grumpy. Genre: FictionAge(s): 4-7
lmackay3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favourite books. It was interesting to hear the different predictions, insights and connections by children from age 4 to 12.
fox.eves on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Funky illustrations and great journey but it would have been more fun if Grumpy Bird didn't easily forget about being grumpy.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great read aloud, I like to use different bad accents for the animals, and it is fun to be so very grumpy.
inquisitivefish on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book for toddler to 2nd grade groups. The large clean illustrations go well with small to extremely large groups and invite audience participation when read aloud.
stevekep32 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bird gets crabby that everyone is asking him questions. Soon, the other animals start to follow him and he think's is fun. He forgets about being mad.
laws on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book.Excellent illustrations. I got ths book for my sister, who is a Second Grade teacher. She read it to her class . They loved it. I also read it. The story is about a bird who wakes up grumpy. Instead of flying he takes a walk. On his walk he encounters a number of animals and his mood starts to change.
mmwrigh3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cute book. Grumpy Bird is having a bad day and while he is walking (not wanting to fly because he is so grumpy) his friends start to follow him. They stop when he stops, jump when he jumps, and so on. Grumpy bird forgets he is having a bad day because he is having so much fun with his friends. I think would be great to read for kids to see that it is okay to be grumpy/sad some days, we all have a bad day now and again. Great illustrations. Multicultural.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bird wakes up grumpy, too grumpy to even fly. He walks along snapping at all the other animals who talk to him, who ignore his grumpiness and follow him anyway -- eventually breaking his gloomy mood. Bird's pinched grumpy face and the surreal animals are perfect. Fun, fun, fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read this book to many children and they love it. They can relate to being grumpy. It is a great and fun book to read to kids.
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