Blog Tour: The Grudge Keeper

The Grudge Keeper
Mara Rockliff & Eliza Wheeler (illustrator)
Peachtree, 2014

Yet another pretty picture book from Peachtree, with a fun story that has a hidden nugget of a lesson.

The town of Bonnyripple doesn't hold grudges. Not a single one of the townspeople has to - because Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper, keeps them all neatly tucked away and out of the people's hair. This system works nicely, until a huge windstorm that creates a ginormous pile of old grudges that buries Cornelius. As the people come together to rescue their grudge keeper, they realize that they can actually dispense of the grudges altogether and not even have Cornelius store them. This makes a much happier town, of course, and the new friendliness keeps Cornelius company after his grudge keeping duties go awry.

The illustrations are beautiful, fun to look at and full of quirky little details. And the vocabulary! My geeky heart loves the vocabulary, and I look forward to seeing a whole host of little people using big words after reading The Grudge Keeper. Definitely a "keeper" book.

Book provided by publisher for review.

For more blog tour fun, swing by the Peachtree blog, where a complete schedule will be posted!

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