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Grumpy New Year

By Katrina Moore


Publication Date: December 13, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

This funny and heartwarming follow-up to Grandpa Grumps celebrates Lunar New Year and the love of a doting grandparent.

"Vivid spreads alternate between vignettes and close-ups of facial expressions registering surprise, frustration, and fatigue, while atmospheric full bleeds convey a child's sense of wonder, festive fireworks, an extended-family gathering, and a bustling street parade. . . A simpatico portrayal of holiday travel across time zones." --Kirkus Reviews

"Moore structures her story as a 10-day countdown, and Daisy's big, conflicting feelings are entirely relatable. The holiday preparations and celebrations come to life in Yan's illustrations, which integrate humor and cultural details. Appended recipes truly make this a treat." --Booklist

"You should sleep on the long flight," said Mama.

Daisy should have slept-

but she didn't.

She was too excited to see Yeh-Yeh!

Daisy is traveling to China, and she's excited to see her Yeh-Yeh again! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together in preparation for Lunar New Year, like flying kites and making jiao zi. But when she arrives, she has trouble sleeping and is less jolly than she hoped. Throughout the week, Yeh-Yeh tries all sorts of things to help her have a fun holiday and get her past her grumpiness. Will Daisy be able to get some rest and have one perfect day before she goes home?

About the Author

Katrina Moore writes and teaches in a part of New Jersey just outside Philadelphia. She's also taught in Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York after earning an MA in elementary education. Her mission is to create books that children will hug for ages, like One Hug, Grandpa Grumps, and the Teeny Houdini series. When not teaching elementary school kids or writing, she's cooking without a recipe, painting outside the lines, or snuggling up with her two kids, husband, Pomapoo pup, and of course, a cozy book. Find out more about Katrina at

Xindi Yan left behind a small city in China, traveling thousands of miles to New York to realize her dream of being a published artist. She received a BFA in illustration from Pratt Institute and has worked as an illustrator for the gaming industry and for children's books, some of which include Grandpa Grumps, Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree, The Itty-Bitty Witch, and the Craftily Ever After series. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and dreams about having a puppy in the near future. See more of Xindi's work at

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: little bee books

ISBN: 9781499812824

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