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Pom Pom Gets the Grumps by Sophy Henn

I love Pom Pom Gets the Grumps. I feel that this little panda and I have much in common. Pom Pom is grumpy because he gets out of the wrong side of bed one day. This is me most days. Mornings and me don’t mix too well. I wish I woke up with sunshine in my heart, but I don’t.

The dark cloud over Pom Pom is just about perfect.


Everything annoys Pom Pom and makes him exclaim ‘Harrumph!’


It all gets too much for him and he explodes at his friends, who are only trying to cheer him up.


Then he is a very sorry panda indeed. That look would break your heart.
Luckily, true friends are there for you even when you’ve been not so very nice, as long as you make amends. It’s a good story, told with few words – which is my favourite type of picture book. Pom Pom’s bad mood is a little bit funny, especially all the harrumphing, but I do empathise with him!


The style of the illustrations is what attracted me initially to the book. I like the chalky texture, and the colours…I sometimes found myself th…

Happy World Book Day!

Whatever you are doing today I hope you have time to squeeze in a little reading to celebrate World Book Day. 
I love my new job, but today I REALLY MISS being a Children's Bookseller. Good luck to everyone organising school visits and storytimes!
Here are this year's completely brilliant £1 World Book Day books. The World Book Day website has lots more exciting stuff on it too.
I can't resist a little shout for the storytelling event at Foyles on Saturday. The theme is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it looks like it will be lots of fun. All the details can be found on the Foyles website.
HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY!

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