Waiting on Wednesday--Grumpy Cat, and Penguins Hate Stuff

I am feeling rather more cheerful than I did 15 minutes ago.  Since then, I have perused Chronicle Books' most recent catalogue.  To my surprise and pleasure, I found two picture books that I am looking forward to sharing, not with a young child, but with my older boy, who will, when they are released, be 13 (and presumably an occasionally grumpy adolescent).  Yeah for twisted humor!

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book (October) is a compilation of Grumpy Cat (apparently an Internet sensation), being grumpy.  It looks like it could make even the most sullen 13 year old crack a smile.

The second book that appealed tremendously is Penguins Hate Stuff, by Chris Stones (July 16, 2013): 

"Penguins hate zombies. They also hate serpents, bad haircuts, sock monkeys, leprechauns, Halloween, oil rigs, vampire penguins, and mermaids. They really hate clowns, but they really like capes, balloons, and free vacations. This quirky collection reveals the discriminating tastes of these adorable flightless Antarctic birds who encounter odd foes (snow sharks, beavers, cowboys, samurai...), but still manage to enjoy the little things in life. With wit, humor, and the occasional alien invasion, Greg Stones's paintings capture the playfully absurd life of penguins."

I feel great love toward this book already. 

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Both sound great! And I think I'm following Grumpy Cat on Twitter.

  2. Oh my, I want that Grumpy Cat book! She's my favourite Internet cat celebrity, and never fails to bring a smile to my face because she so freaking adorable!

  3. Hahaha... the grumpy cat is so funny. I also love reading books and have my own book blog: http://teen-book-review.blogspot.com.au/.


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