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Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps

Sophy Henn; Illustrated by Sophy Henn


An adorable story about a grumpy panda who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed--now available as a board book!

One morning, Pom Pom Panda wakes up on the wrong side of the bed . . . and then nothing goes right. He can't find his blanky, Timmington. And to make matters worse, his baby brother, Boo Boo, is playing with his favorite toy. Harrumph! By the time he arrives at school, Pom Pom is in a terrible mood. When his friends ask if he wants to play, that terrible mood comes pouring out: “LEAVE ME ALONE!”

And that's exactly what happens, much to Pom Pom's surprise.

From the creator of Where Bear? comes an adorable story that'll be sure to cheer up any child (or parent) who woke up with a case of the grumps.

Praise for Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps

"Henn effortlessly portrays Pom Pom's grumpiness and frustration in her illustrations. Young readers will gleefully follow his expressions . . . Preschoolers will empathize with Pom Pom's bad day and his inability to articulate his feelings. Grumpy yet lovable Pom Pom Panda will help readers understand that bad days can happen for no reason at all."–Kirkus Reviews

"[L]ittle ones will likely chuckle at the panda’s over-the-top surliness and find comfort in the fact that Pom Pom’s friends forgive him for his grouchy outburst."–Booklist

"Henn is a polished visual storyteller with a firm grasp of pacing and a disciplined approach to text. She supplies enough props to give distinct character to the spreads, yet keeps the pages tidy and legible. Good fun."–Publishers Weekly