The Grump by Sarah Garson

The Grump

Written by Sarah Garson

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Shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award, Early Year Awards 2009

A delightful picture book full of humour about a very scary monster who is padding around the house at night. As a little toddler follows the monster’s every move and adventure he discovers it’s not a scary monster at all. It’s his dad! Phew. Have you also read Daydream Dan and One, Two Cockatoo by the same author?


The Grump by Sarah Garson

The Grump is very scary - he leaves a mess wherever he goes, gobbles up everything in sight, and has a deep, rumbling growl. But he may turn out to be not such a scary monster after all...


A domestic comedy wittily exploring a child's night-time fears, The Grump also captures the kind of disturbance familiar to families with small children...detailed and comforting illustrations bring the home to life, providing a safe place to explore fears of an intruder. -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian Lovely line and wash...a lightness of touch and great handling of the paint...good use of light and shadow with unusual viewpoints. The illustrations glow...great colours. -- Neal Layton Neal Layton A gentle family joke that invites young readers to join in on the telling. -- Louise Stothard Carousel

About the Author

Sarah Garson

Sarah studied a BA in Illustration at Middlesex University in London and has a Masters degree in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art.

She currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th August 2009




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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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