Giraffe Is Grumpy (Scholastic Reader, Level 1): A First Feelings Reader (Paperback)
One giraffe. One bad mood. One timeless question: Will Giraffe Laugh?Meet Giraffe. Giraffe loves to laugh, but today is different. Giraffe is cranky! All of Giraffe's friends want to cheer him up . . .but is laughter the best medicine for such a grumpy guy? Featuring a new easier-to-read title and brand new cover, Giraffe is Grumpy is a beginning reader adaptation of Hilary Leung’s Will Giraffe Laugh? board book! Little ones will love learning to read with Giraffe as his caring friends try to lift his mood and help him feel better!Adapted and shortened for the Level 1 early Reader format, Giraffe is Grumpy will keep little ones laughing, sharing . . .and reading!
Hilary Leung is a Toronto-based designer and illustrator. Several years ago, Hilary self-published his first picture book, The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear. More recently he's worked on projects for Story Planet, a nonprofit organization that encourages young people to create and tell their stories. When not creating, Hilary can be found at home playing with his two awesome children. You can find out more about Hilary at hilaryleung.com.
Praise for Will Bear Share?:
* "A clear and winning guide to a key social grace; share and repeat as necessary." -- Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
"These. Are. So. Good. Earlier this year a fellow blogger that I trust explicitly emailed me to ask if I'd seen Leung's board book series. My family members are big fans of his book Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear, but I wasn't sure how well his sense of humor would translate to board books. Turns out, the guy's a natural and these are gold. If you want to buy some baby a series for the holiday season or their birthday, this would be the one I'd recommend." -Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal/A Fuze #8 Production
Praise for Will Ladybug Hug?:
* "Clear, endearing, and important." -- Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
Praise for Will Bear Share? and Will Sheep Sleep?:
"Both books feature a cast of endearing animal characters, rendered via basic shapes and bright colors, sure to attract the toddlers at which they're aimed. There's Sheep; Bear; Frog; Ladybug; Giraffe; and Crocodile. Much dry humor is conveyed through their facial expressions - in particular, their eyes - and the simplest of gestures. The books cover uncomplicated concepts (sharing and sleep) with short sentences in a bold font. As with any good character-driven board book, Leung develops memorable characters in a very tight space. One thing is for sure: Leung's joy in crafting these books is almost tangible." Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Will Sheep Sleep?:
"Leung handsomely colors the pages in woodgrainlike textures and in striking shades, including jade green and dusky rose. Readers will be pleased that when Sheep finally sleeps (after counting his friends dressed in wool), there's room for a bit more fun." -- Publishers Weekly