KRUMPP'S FIRST TASTE
About the Book
From the depth of his pout, to the heft of his hump, it was as if he were born for being a Grump, that Krumpp–and he was, or at least he believed it. He hated everything and to him with good reason: they were too shiny or tweezed, or too stuffed with cheese… Passersby called him names and they wrote him off as a mean old, bean-cold unlovable lump.
But, there was one, a little girl who wasn’t so sure there mightn’t be more to that Grump, Old Krumpp, than that frightening scowl and humpmongous hump. If not her, it would have in truth been no one. So, she’d do it herself, she would: un-grump the grump!
And what was her plan? Well, if you can believe, it started with krumpet, and it ended with tea.
Magic Mike’s charming, eldritch illustration, paired with its comedic verse make Krumpp’s First Taste a delightfully odd (and oddly delightful) read for all ages.
"Wow, just wow. I read a copy a friend --a librarian who really knows her stuff-- brought back from Paris and, like her, was blown away by the creativity and generosity of spirit. Fantastic illustrations, witty and funny text... Hope this becomes a classic for new generations of young'uns [sic] --and adults too!"
“This is such a fun children's book! The illustrations are dark, but beautiful and extremely detailed. The rhyming is imaginative, and kept Adalynn (3.5) giggling. We're big fans of booping in this house - so that was a fun touch! As I'm always a fan of a curmudgeon, this book spoke to my heart."