The Grumpy Dump Truck


Summary

THE GRUMPY DUMP TRUCK tells the tale of Bertrand, a dump truck with a bad attidude. It’s not easy hauling heavy dirt from one place to the next, and all that work has made Bertrand decidedly grumpy. But when he meets Tilly, a cheerful porcupine construction worker, Bertrand’s mood begins to change. Can this grumpy dump truck learn to be nice?

Chosen for the Children’s Book of the Month Club

Rights

North American publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Film rights: Gillian MacKenzie (gmackenzie@gillianmackenzieagency.com)

Reviews

“The Grumpy Dump Truck is just a terrific picture book—both my son and I agree on this.”—Julie P. of the blog Booking Mama

 

“[Spangler] knows how to create a compelling comic antihero”— Publisher’s Weekly

 

“Spangler's digitally created illustrations are bold and eye-catching, almost like cartoons. I think that preschool boys, in particular, will find this one tough to resist.”—PBS Parents