Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Ever had one of those days where you really want to be grumpy, but people are so blasted nice to you? Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard, deals with this very issue.
Bird wakes up too grumpy to eat, play, or fly. So he walks. His animal friends see him walking and decide to join him. After a while Bird notices that they will copy whatever he does. How about jumping? Standing on one leg? Hey, this is fun after all. The story ends with a bit of magic. Why not?
Fun book to read when your kids are grumpy. See if you can get them to stand on one leg, and your problem may solve itself. Be sure to ham up the sarcasm in Bird's voice.