Britta Teckentrup, the talented author and artist of Big Smelly Bear, once again creates an unforgettable, heartwarming animal that kids will love. Poor Cat! All the other kitties in the neighborhood don’t ask him to come play. He just seems so…grumpy. But really, he wants to join in the fun; he just doesn’t know how. Then, one night, in a terrible rainstorm, everything changes: out of nowhere, Cat hears a plaintive “meow” and finds a drenched little kitten taking shelter between his paws. And no matter what Grumpy Cat does, she’s determined to stick by him….The endearing art, expressive characters, and gentle storytelling send children the comforting message that there’s a special friend for everyone.
|Product dimensions:||9.88(w) x 12.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||AD530L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Britta Teckentrup studied at St. Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. An internationally published author and illustrator, Britta lives and works in Berlin, Germany with her artist husband and young son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My four-year-old daughter and I picked this book out together. She was a bit hesitant at first but I was immediately attracted to the paper cut-out style of illustration which I think is bold, simple and compelling. It didn't take long during the first reading for my little girl to fall in love with Grumpy Cat! I of course acted out the parts and she laughed at the over-sized artwork of G.C. The thing I think we both like the most about this story is arriving at an understanding of why some people (cats) APPEAR to be a certain way when it's just a mask for something else they are hiding ... their true nature. When I see kids being unkind, I like to tell my daughter that it's because they are sad deep down inside so this little life lesson is mirrored by Grumpy Cat and his apparent "desire" to be alone and grumpy. The touching ending and love conquers all story line is something all young children and the parents who are reading to them will enjoy and take with them long after the last page is turned.
I picked up this book at work one day and I was immediately smitten! Grumpy cat seems like such a loner, doesn't really get to play with anyone, and is always on the sidelines...until one day a little kitten walks into Grumpy cat's life and changes everything. This book encourages readers to see beyond the exterior and shows that sometimes things aren't as they seem...and that grumpy individual may just be a little more lonely and aloof than he/she seems... This children's book also shows how special friendship is, and how perhaps there really is someone out there for everyone...