Maya Was Grumpy

"Maya was Grumpy" Book Cover

Maya was Grumpy
Hardcover, 32 full color pages, Ages 4-8
ISBN 9781936261130
Published by Flashlight Press

She didn’t know why she was grumpy.

She was just in a crispy, cranky, grumpy, grouchy mood.

She didn’t want to read or color or eat banana slices or wear her favorite shorts
or go outside and play.

So she GRUMPED, GLUMPED, CLUMPED, and THUMPED around the house.

Can Grandma’s patience and humor coax Maya out of her bad mood?

Look for Maya in the Fall Scholastic Book Club Flyer!

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Check out the Activities and Games page for a fun contest, coloring sheets, and other activities related to Maya!


Press, Praise and Awards for “Maya was Grumpy”:

Scholastic Book Clubs “…favorite new title for Kindergarten…” – Scholastic Book Box Daily

“…a visual delight from a new author with a charismatic cast of characters” – Kirkus Reviews, April 2013

“The cheerful palette of debut talent Pippin-Mathur’s palette is a force for positivity in itself…” – Publisher’s Weekly, April 2013

“Maya Was Grumpy” is an Indie Next Top Ten Kids’ Great Read, Summer 2013, chosen by independent booksellers nationwide.

2013 ABC Best Books for Children Catalog pick

2014 Christopher Award Winner. Created in 1949, The Christopher Awards are presented to writers, producers, directors and illustrators whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit.

2014 Nominee for the New Hampshire Ladybug Picture Book Award.

More praise and review excerpts at Flashlight Press


Artwork from “Maya Was Grumpy” was featured at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, FL for the exhibit, “Sendak &Co.”