Monday, October 27, 2008

Tis the season to be grumpy

From Shelf Awareness:

"No. 10 on the bestseller list for much of September at the Book Works, Del Mar, Calif., as reported to the San Diego Union-Tribune, was Mr. Grumpy by Roger Hargreaves. Jet Hopster, publicity manager of the Book Works, commented: "We like to think our customers found a wonderful way to express their frustrations and worries about the economic crisis. The ultimate example of the importance of art."

Ah, I loved the Mr. Men books when I was a kid. They still make me smile, even Mr. Grumpy.

Coincidentally, (sort of) last week I met Jeremy Tankard, the author of the cute picture book Grumpy Bird, about a bird who wakes up too grumpy to fly until his animal friends snap him out of it.

Sometimes I definitely feel like Little Miss Grumpy or like Grumpy Bird and apparently other folks do at the moment, too.


Julie said...

It's hard not to be grumpy at times. I want to know if the "Mr." books has one for frazzled or hectic. LOL

tinylittlelibrarian said...

LOL! Little Miss Stressed, that would be me. :)

Kathleen said...

I love the Mr and Mrs books!

Barrie said...

Or Little Miss Over-Extended. that's me.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Callista - I know, they're great fun! I think my little collection of them is still at my parents' house.

Barrie - that sounds like a good one, too! I'm sure we could think of a whole series for the 21st century woman!