Posted on February 28th, 2017 by pajamapress
“This book is a wonderful invitation to celebrate morning and waking up routines….
Manon Gauthier’s illustrations are very unique and appear to be photographs of drawings on paper cut out and assembled/pasted in a collage-like style. They are reminiscent of the art of childhood, without being too childish. Children will relate to them as to something they could have created and in fact, this style would be a great one to have children try as an extension to the book. This is a unique and endearing title that will be a toddler favourite, especially for the ‘Grumples’!”
Thematic Links: Daily Routines/Time of Day; Emotions; Feelings
Read the full review on page 1 of the February 2017 issue of Resource Links
Posted on January 30th, 2017 by pajamapress
“This padded storybook with sturdy cardstock pages follows a mother’s persistent efforts to get her sleepy ‘grumple’ out of bed in the morning. Allenby’s intermittently rhyming text traces the mother’s escalating actions, which involve singing ever-louder…Gauthier’s naif collages sweetly emphasize the warmth between parent and child (they resemble a cross between a panda and a squirrel), even when the little one’s eyes are squeezed tight in a desperate attempt to hang onto sleep a little longer.”
Read the full review in the January 30 issue of Publishers Weekly