Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer
This is my current picture book favorite.
I am enamored with Penguin. Note the pose. Note the way he rocks red boxers with tiny hearts, even with flippers and a wisp of a protruding tail. He is sporting a bright yellow slicker with matching rain hat and boots, which is interesting attire for a bird with waterproof feathers. Not everybody can pull off this look. But Penguin manages to achieve definite panache.
Maybe shedding all that wet clothing will help improve his attitude.
Ultimately it's easy to get lost in the charm of Penguin's plight. Both illustrations and text work together to provide delightful reading.
Thanks Claire Messer for this little gem.
I hope that we will see more of Penguin in future books.