Field Guide to the Grumpasaurus

by Edward Hemingway

A laugh-out-loud field guide to the troublesome Grumpasaurus, a scaly and pouty (but cute) creature, prone to outrageous tantrums, who serves as a stand-in for a cranky child. 

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544546653
  • ISBN-10: 0544546652
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 06/07/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 48

About the book

Have you ever met a Grumpasaurus? I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. Above all they should be handled with care—otherwise they can become VERY loud and VERY fearsome. In this appealingly modern and clever picture book, a field guide format is applied to the study of the cranky child . . . er, rather, the GRUMPASAURUS . . . who, in spite of himself, will win your heart.

About the author
Edward Hemingway

Edward Hemingway is the author-illustrator of the picture books Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship and Bad Apple's Perfect Day, and the illustrator of two popular adult books, Of All the Gin Joints and Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers. A grandson of Ernest Hemingway, he is originally from Bozeman, Montana and now lives and works in Brooklyn.


"...Grumpasaurus’s transformation from prickly to huggable is totally toddlerlike and satisfying." 

—School Library Journal 


"An effervescent how-to for the wrangling of fearsome, tantrum-prone beasties...Kids will sympathize, parents will recognize, siblings will familiarize."  


"The book’s knowing sense of humor, entertaining oil paintings, and pseudoscientific conceit give the term grumpasaurus a good chance of making its way into many families’ lexicons."  —Publishers Weekly