He's So Cranky!!
The Cranky Caterpillar is a gallery of art work in a single children's book. Richard Graham created all of the characters in this story out of objects in his studio. On his website, www.mrmake.co.uk you can see the creations he made, before the illustrations were done. It is wonderful to see a caterpillar made out of old piano keys, with a block of wood for a head. Then you open up this lovely book and see how the drawing came about.
Ezra opens up the piano and discovers this terribly sad caterpillar. All he wants is to find a happy tune and stop his trek of depression through the piano. Ezra makes him a snack, buys him hats, takes the piano outside, but nothing brings him the happiness he is looking for. She finally thinks of the perfect idea that led to the perfect ending. I love every page of this book. The release date is September 5, and I highly suggest pre ordering a copy.