Grumpius doesn't like anyone--except Winnie Brown. Winnie has a very beautiful garden that many people want to visit. Winnie and Grumpius are a perfect pair, but when Winnie becomes busy and distracted by visitors, she forgets all about Grumpius. Winnie doesn't notice until it's too late, and Grumpius has gone. Distraught, Winnie calls for her grumpy orange cat, who returns home when Winnie makes a compromise about her time spent with Grumpius. Beautiful illustrations bring this heartwarming story to life, and readers will learn about time management, caring for others, and true friendship.
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This is such a classic animal storybook. I absolutely adore the illustrations. It's so calming and mesmerizing. I love the readaloud kind of poetic story. Such a good feel read about a cat and the woman who takes him in. Get this one without any second thoughts. Thank you, author and the publisher, for the advance reading copy.
Grumpius is a grumpy cat, but never more so than when he thinks that his human mistress is ignoring him for the sake of her garden and the people who like to come and look round. To prove his point he walks out – but could the two get reunited and find a decent way to share their time together? A large modern font might be said to clash with the pleasantly old-school illustrations (which have a good running joke of always managing to never show the human's face) but it's not like there is a serious fault here. A strong four stars.
This is such a beautifully illustrated story about a woman who finds a stray cat and they become fast friends. That is until the woman's garden visitors threaten their relationship. I highly recommend this picture book to kids of all ages. I loved it! Thanks to #netgalley for an advanced reader copy!
First of all I will try to give an objective review here, but this book was so cute I can't even..... am 32 and I would buy this just for myself. The story is pretty straightforward, eccentric cat meets his eccentric person and it is a match made in heaven. Life is happy but always busy, then it gets way too busy. It shows how important it is to have time for the ones you love. It gives a lesson about how to find a balance and compromise between what you and the people you share your life with want. The artwork was beyond beautiful and added to the story so much. The color palette, the style, the expressions all enhanced the atmosphere the story portrayed. I received an e-arc via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I will definitely keep my eyes open for when this book will be published.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Windmill Books for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a childrens book. Grumpius is a cat-and guess what, he is grumpy. This whimsical story made me happy. The graphics were fun and the story is cute. In the end Winnie makes Grumpius purr which makes us all smile. 4 stars
I liked the illustrations in this book, they are simple and uncomplicated which fits with Grumpius! Grumpius is a stray cat who gets to have a second change when he is taken in by a kind hearted lady. The lady has a passion for her garden and sadly the visitors that she has coming mean that without really realising she is not paying Grumpius as much attention as she should, he doesn’t like the strangers invading the garden and he disappears – and it takes a while for her to notice. It has a positive ending but it one to make younger children thing too as pets are for all year and should be with you for life and in their forever homes. They need to have care and attention at all times. It is 3.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 4 stars for Goodreads and Amazon
A quirky book about a lady and her grumpy cat. Made me a little worried that the lady was neglecting the cat! Glad to know the ending of the story is more positive :)
It takes someone special to look over your grumpiness. Grumpius the cat has found that special person in Winnie. Their story of friendship is one of those stories right before bed that will bring calm and reflection. The illustrations go along with the story well. A favorite in the making. A special thank you to Windmill Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
Free ARC from NetGalley. Grumpious doesn't love anyone - except Winnie Brown. She feeds him and plays with him. But one day she forgets about taking care of him. So he goes away. But life isn't easy on his own, and she misses him. A cute story about friendship and caring for each other. But it's really sad for a while, poor Grumpious! It does have a happy ending and they realize their errors and fixes them! Beautiful illustrations make the story come alive! #Grumpius #NetGalley
Grumpius is a picturebook written by Jennifer Gold and illustrated by Jessica Gadra. It is currently scheduled for release on August 15 2021. Grumpius doesn't like anyone--except Winnie Brown. Winnie has a very beautiful garden that many people want to visit. Winnie and Grumpius are a perfect pair, but when Winnie becomes busy and distracted by visitors, she forgets all about Grumpius. Winnie doesn't notice until it's too late, and Grumpius has gone. Distraught, Winnie calls for her grumpy orange cat, who returns home when Winnie makes a compromise about her time spent with Grumpius. Grumpius is a story that can be enjoyed on many levels. On one hand it is a simple story about a woman that is adopted by a stray cat and makes mistakes on the way of finding a happy balance with him and her activities. It can also be enjoyed as a story of compromise and balance, or of time management, and of giving your pet (or friends, family, etc) the amount of care they need to thrive. I thought the story was well told in all aspects, with text and illustrations that complimented each other and lends itself to both shared storytime and reading independently.
Grumpius is the story of a grumpy orange cat who adopts his human, and though he doesn’t seem to, he loves her very much. He wanders into her life and becomes her companion, spending his time on a footstool in the kitchen or under the lilac bush while she gardens. When her garden blooms his human becomes very busy and for several days forgets to call him home, until eventually he stays away. One day she realizes Grumpius is not there and waits for him in the rain, calling for him. Grumpius comes back and she apologizes for neglecting their time together. She then makes a point of protecting their special time, which makes Grumpius very happy. The artwork places special emphasis on Grumpius, making him the only full-color image in any of the pages, the rest have a pen-and-ink style that lends itself to a lot of detail and gentle washes of color. This style of drawing is perfect for Grumpius as it conveys his beefy frame and straggly-furred self perfectly, as well as the detail in the garden. It is a somewhat more old-fashioned style of artwork, so if you are looking for vibrant imagery this may not be your cup of tea. This is a story that will definitely pull at your heart strings, especially if you have ever been the companion of a somewhat grumpy cat. If you are looking for a sweet story about the importance of making time for your friends, then this will become a beloved bedtime story.
Princess Fuzzypants here: I enjoy reading and reviewing children’s books from time to time and I am especially fond of those that feature kitties, for obvious reasons. And those that feature red kitties are even better. But I love this book for more reasons than that. First of all, it is a sweet and charming story about a grumpy kitty, named Grumpius, who adopts a human and finds a wonderful companion. Life is good for him until, his human seems to forget about him. He becomes sad and despondent and she is so busy doing other things she does not realize for a long time. He is crushed and he leaves home. But when she is gone, she is frantic to find her friend. Grumpius, who never had reason to do so, is purring at the end of the story. It makes you feel sorry for poor Grumpius but he does forgive his human. She is, after all, merely human. The illustrations are adorable and you will fall in love with Grumpius. I know I did. Five purrs and two paws up.