The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Fiona Woodcock. PICTURE BOOK. Knopf (Random), 2019. $18. 9780399556623
BUYING ADVISORY: NO
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
If confronted by a curmudgeon, what can you do?
I don’t like this book, because it puts all of the burden on soothing the cranky person on someone else. The only way this crank changes is when the other person gets hurt by their thoughtless actions. And then the hurt person is now the curmudgeon and must be soothed by someone else. None of that is either friendship or good parenting. This one is a MISS.
Cindy, Middle School Librarian, MLS
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