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Product Details

  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450535658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450535656
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

That Mama is a Grouch was honored as a finalist in the Parenting/General category of  the 2010 USA Book News Awards and the 2011 International Book Awards.   It was also awarded first place in the Parenting category of the 2011 Pinnacle Book Awards and was a 2013 Mom's Choice Awards silver recipient.

More About the Author

Sherry Ellis was born in 1971 in Parma, Ohio. She is children's author and professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN is her first published book. Her second, That Mama is a Grouch, was honored as a finalist in both the 2010 USA Book News Awards, and the 2011 International Book Awards. It also was awarded first place in the parenting category of the 2011 Pinnacle Book Awards and was the recipient of the silver award in the 2013 Mom's Choice Awards. Sherry enjoys hiking, running, and SCUBA diving in addition to reading, writing, and playing her instruments. She lives with her husband and two children in Loveland, Ohio.

You can learn more about Sherry Ellis at her website, www.sherryellis.org.

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This book is true to everyday life experiences.
J. Graham
My children (10, 8, and 6 years old) were enthralled while we read it, and the next day went looking for the book to read it again on their own.
Steven C. Cunningham
Sherry Ellis's That Mama is a Grouch tells a story in rhyme that adults can identify with and children will love.
Valerie A. Ormond

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Hummel on May 13, 2010
Format: Paperback
The first time I read this to my daughter, she gave me a huge hug and then proceeded to have me read it over and over again. I believe we read it a total of 8 times in a row!

The message is delightfully conveyed, illustrations are fun, and the story is relatable to young children. The book not only entertained my child, but lead to a great conversation about rules, and feelings, and how to talk about what is bothering us together. My daughter did assure me, once we had finished our eighth reading that first day, that I myself am not a grouch, which was something that I was quite relieved to hear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DaniKirra on March 31, 2011
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Absolutely Brilliant! My children love this book. The first time me and my daughter read it she went right upstairs to clean her room, and that never happens! I have only had the book 2 days and I have read it about 10 times already, my children can't get enough. Every Mother and child can relate to this book. It is both humorous and delightful and explains both aspects of the typical family household, the messy child and the grouchy mom. I highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mason Canyon on June 12, 2014
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For every child that has ever felt they were being unfairly treated, author Sherry Ellis’ THAT MAMA IS A GROUCH will be a must-read.

A carefree youngster feels her mother is always a grouch, never understanding that she only wants to be a kid and have fun. Then the mother explains why she’s grouchy and what the young girl can do to help her be a better mom.

Illustrator Don Berry does a wonderful job bring the story to life with his drawings. His beautiful, bright illustrations are filled with extensive details depicting the scene.

The author combines humor and understanding to illustrate mothers are humans capable of much love. But she also shows they do have breaking points when pushed to extremes.

THAT MAMA IS A GROUCH is a fun look at why mothers sometimes appear to be so unreasonable to a young child. This story is a good way to help parents stress certain rules to youngsters, as well as a fun way for them to learn as they read.

A delightful book for any library collection.

FTC Full Disclosure – I won a copy of this book from the author’s website. No review was required, requested or even suggested. It is done by me for my own reasons. Receiving this complimentary copy did not influence my review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Burt Morgret on January 16, 2014
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This story was written very well for children and as a adult I enjoyed it.
I found this book educational for children and adults.
I would highly recommend this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jaime Vendera VINE VOICE on June 11, 2013
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What a pleasing story to teach your children the value of chores. In this particular tale, we see, through the eyes of a child who is too busy thinking about playing, which makes her momma grouchy. But we soon learn (through rhyme) that there is a reason. This book was wonderfully illustrated and well thought out. These are the types of children's books that we need more of; ones to teach our children about feelings, values,and chores. I also thought Sherry's rhyming skills were superb and an excellent way to help your child remember the importance of chores such as "putting away your toys". I see that the author also has out a second book. I shall soon review it as well and save both of these books for when my 4-month old grandson is old enough to appreciate them:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By H.G. Estok on June 1, 2013
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This children's book would make a perfect gift for an older sibling of a new baby. It's normal for the first child to feel out of place when the new edition (addition) arrives, and it can seem like Mom is grumping all the time. But she's not really angry as much as she's sleep-deprived; try explaining that to a 5-year-old, though. So that's where this book comes in, and it does the job nicely. I have to admit, when I saw the cover, I thought the story was going to be an introduction for children to the hazards of PMS. (Seriously, I used to think my mom was going to tear me limb from limb at least one week out of every month.) Maybe that could be the topic of Sherry's next book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By musica_al on May 30, 2013
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This book got lots of great reviews and as I am a 'grouchy mom' I though it would be a fun read for my kids and myself. Personally I didn't like it as it seemed to give the message that it was the child's fault the mom was a grouch; that if they cleaned up their room for example, all would be well. In some cases that might be true but in our house I'm usually grouchy about other things and didn't want to give that message to my kids.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharif on May 19, 2013
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This book is centered on a girl who just wants to have fun, but this involves making her mother grouchy. Sure kids do annoying things, whether they mean to or not, but setting rules and explaining one's point of view can get a strong and clear message across. This is a great book to show kids how their behavior affects others and that they should clean up after themselves. The girl, her grouchy mama, the rhyme, and colorful illustrations are splendid.
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