|Author:||Ed Vere (Illustrator)|
My favourite yet of Vere's brilliantly irreverent picture books. One young frog loves the colour green, as well as hopping and, of course, winning. But what happens when things don't go to plan? Contrary he may be, but this wonderfully expressive little fellow will have you charmed. Infectiously funny, it's a dream to read aloud, with a positive message about friendship, compromise and saying sorry. And children will adore the snappy twist in the tail. -- Fiona Noble Bookseller Bestselling author and illustrator Ed Vere is back with a new picture book. Grumpy Frog follows the amphibian as he learns about compromise, friendship and the power of analogy. He may even manage to get rid of his grumpiness! Baby London A hilarious book with a twist in the tale about getting, and getting rid of, the grumps, Grumpy Frog subtly teaches the importance of being kind to all. Parent Talk This deftly told story shows how important it is to say sorry, and to compromise - and how that will get rid of the grumps in the best possible way. Parents in Touch A rather neat moral tale that's brilliantly written and illustrated with a kind of frog-like frisson of energy and intensity, as you'd expect from Ed... A fabulous central character narrates his own story, with tons of opportunities for read-aloud fun. Ed has done it again! Read it, Daddy A fabulously colourful tale of compromise, tolerance and realising your own shortcomings. It's a story that invites children to acknowledge their own emotions and embrace their own weaknesses. Picture Books Blogger Vere's signature vibrant colours and thick black lines brilliantly accompany the dynamic text, touching on some difficult themes with lightness and zeal... this is a great example of a humorous anthropomorphic picture book working perfectly as a platform to showcase some very serious issues. Library Mice
Ed Vere (Author, Illustrator) Ed Vere is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books, including Max the Brave which was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'. He studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. Ed's books are published all over the world. He is also a painter, working from his studio in east London, and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles.