Jason, a first time reviewer here at L.A. Parent, will be entering third grade this fall. In his free time, Jason likes to play basketball, ride his skateboard and hang out with his friends. He’s reviewed Grumpy Grandpa written by Heather Henson with illustrations by Ross MacDonald and published by Simon & Schuster/Atheneum.
This story is about a Grandpa who is always grumpy. Grandpa likes to be alone. The grandson doesn’t get why they have to drive two days to get there when Grandpa doesn’t want any company. When the grandson visits he plays tricks on grandpa to try to get him happy. The reason I like this book is because I think it is funny! I like when the kid thinks his grandpa lives in a zoo. I also like it when the kid plays pranks on the grandpa, like when he threw toy cars at his grandpa when he was asleep (EDITOR NOTE: Not recommended!). The only part I didn’t like was when the grandpa got happy when they were fishing and they fell in the water. I did not like him getting happy because it was actually more funny to me when the boy annoyed the grandpa! I think grumpy people should read this book because it would make them more grumpy! And if boys read it they could learn pranks to do to grumpy people!