The Grudge Keeper

The Grudge Keeper

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No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. When Cornelius is nearly buried under all of the grudges, the townspeople must put their differences aside to save him.
Publisher: Atlanta :, Peachtree,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781561457298
Branch Call Number: ROC
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Wheeler, Eliza

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Ms_Gaye Jun 13, 2014

In this tale of discord and harmony, there are stirring images and ample opportunities for vocabulary expansion. The illustrated endpapers begin to tell the story before the text begins. The first page of the tale includes these unusual words - “umbrage” “imbroglios” and “ramshackle”.
The word play is remarkable, with a ton of wonderful adjectives and clever language throughout, such as the time Big Otto toppled over onto Lily Belle, and said “I’ve fallen for you.”
This exceptional picture book with its perfect combination of charming illustrations and admirable text is sure to be a classic.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 27, 2014

Timely in its telling, Rockliff and Wheeler together manage to make a book that feels simultaneously fresh and classic all in one go. Beautifully rendered and written, there’s nothing begrudging in my praise of this work. If you want something that could be read by countless generations of kids thanks to its classic feel, this little title has your number. Sublime.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 27, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 27, 2014

You would think that a town where no one keeps a grudge would be the happiest place on earth. But for all that Old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper, does a good job of cataloging every tiff and squabble in his home, the denizens of Bonnyripple just keep on finding more reasons to complain. Every day they load the old man down with their petty squabbles until the inevitable happens. One day a horrid wind comes along and manages to blow the old man’s home apart. Grudges are strewn everywhere, and only by digging through them to rescue Old Cornelius to the townspeople begin to see how utterly ridiculous some of their problems really are. Grudges disappear. Fences are mended. And by the end, Bonnyripple learns that life’s too short to hold onto your grudges OR to give them to someone else to hold onto. Sometimes you’ve just gotta let ‘em go.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD May 27, 2014

“No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except Old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper.”

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