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The Grumpalump

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Hayes' cumulative tale, an exploration of sound and rhyme, will delight the lap audience; it might also provide entertainment for new readers who will appreciate the large typeface and ample white space. Firth's pen-and-ink drawings, washed with color, create bold vistas on the double-page spreads, reflecting the buoyant, active rhymes."--ALA "Booklist." Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 6th 2003 by Walker Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1990)
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Mandy Setterfield
Jan 25, 2014 Mandy Setterfield rated it it was amazing
A children's book, fondly remembered from 15 years ago when my children were pre-schoolers. I bought a second hand copy on line and it's the best 2 I've spent this year! The rhyme and the crescendo give a really exciting feel to the story. Wonderful! ...more
Shahina Khan
Young listeners will be able to identify the difference between a gnu and a yak and they will love the weird sounds in the tale, as a variety of animals approach the mysterious grumpalump, which just lies lazily....All it does is grump and grump. Large print and lots of colour make it an engaging and enjoyable book to read.
Artemis Eclectica
Dec 04, 2009 Artemis Eclectica rated it really liked it
Superb illustrations. Whilst adhering to anatomical accuracy Barbara Firth has still maintained delightfully comic expressions and characterisations. An absolute pleasure to read.
Sep 18, 2008 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another book that Caleb memorized about a year ago. We call a certain climbing wall at a local park the "Grumpalump". It certainly made an impression.
Nov 03, 2008 Yarb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Chipper little list of comical rhymes, an extra half-star for the inclusion of a gnu.
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