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Grumpy Frog


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A brand new, hilarious picture-book from the incredible mind of author and illustrator Ed Vere.

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Ed Vere studied fine art at Camberwell College of Art and has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1999. He is published in both England and the US. Ed is also a painter, working from his studio in east London, and is represented by galleries in London and Los Angeles. After a year and a half living in Barcelona, Ed now lives and works in London.


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. * The Bookseller *
Grumpy Frog is horribly prejudiced against anything that isn't green like him. That, along with his relentless competitiveness, means he isn't much fun to be around, but in the depths of loneliness will he learn compassion and tolerance? It's a scrappy, happy tale * Financial Times *
The hilarious story of a cantankerous creature who loves hoping, winning and the colour green ... Pre-schoolers will roar with laughter at Ed Vere's witty illustrations * Daily Express *
The hilarious tale of a frog who loves hopping, winning and all things green. But what happens when he doesn't win and a pink rabbit offers to be his friend? * Daily Mail Online 'Summer's Hottest Reads' *
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 *
Frog is having "one of those days" and he's not afraid to tell everyone. As long as things are going frog's way, we'll all be ok, but when they aren't, we're all inn for it! This delightfully discombobulated frog has emotional challenges and this book is about learning to deal with them. Despite his disdainful surface demeanour, deep down Frog is nothing but charming, and little readers will be chortling with laughter as they join him in learning how to embrace difference and manage emotions * WRD About Books *
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 *
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 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 *
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 *
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 *
The hilarious story of a cantankerous creature who loves hoping, winning and the colour green ... Pre-schoolers will roar with laughter at Ed Vere's witty illustrations * Daily Express *

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