That Mama is a Grouch

Rated 4.83/5 based on 6 reviews
Will anything get a mother yelling about time outs and witholding favors faster than a toy-strewn house? In That Mama is a Grouch, an intelligent and very wise narrator reminds us in charming rhyme that mothers are human, most often loving, and that certain situations will guarantee driving them to their breaking point. When nerves are tested, pick up this book and start reading! More
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About Sherry Ellis

Sherry Ellis is the award-winning author of Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, Bubba and Squirt's Mayan Adventure, Ten Zany Birds, That Baby Woke Me Up, Again! That Mama is a Grouch, and Don't Feed the Elephant. She is a professional musician who plays and teaches violin, viola, and piano. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Reviews of That Mama is a Grouch by Sherry Ellis

Jessica Adams reviewed on July 26, 2021

Is Mama really a grouch? The book is narrated in rhyme by the little girl who often makes messes that mama trips over which causes her to yell and the girl to think that mama is a grouch. Mama and daughter sit down to talk to see each point of view. Can the little girl realize that her messes are dangerous and waking the baby frustrates mama?
This is a good book to help kids realize that their messes are dangerous and waking the baby is not such a good idea or they'll get a grouchy mama.
Recommended to kids around ages 3-7.
(reviewed 4 years after purchase)
H.G. Estok reviewed on June 1, 2013

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...
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Pat Hatt reviewed on May 16, 2013

A great book for young kids and teaches valuable lessons, with wonderful illustrations and a great rhyming flow. It shows both sides of the story, an adult and kids point of view. Showing why both have their ups and downs. A fun story that all can relate to, no matter the age.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Christine Rains reviewed on Aug. 18, 2012

What a fun book! This is a perfect story for parents and their young children. There's messes being made and cleaning up done. Plus a good lesson learned. I admit sometimes I too can be a grouch. I think almost any kid and adult can relate.

My son's favorite part was trying to find the mouse in every picture! He particularly liked the mouse vacuuming!
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne reviewed on Dec. 6, 2011

"That Mama is a Grouch" is a great book! I highly recommend it for young children and their parents. It's interesting, entertaining and fun to read. Children and parents will love it and learn important things about working together as well.
Reviewed by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Author of Tails of Sweetbrier, Charlie the Horse, and Charlene the Star.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Shannon Muir reviewed on Nov. 24, 2011

I do not have children yet myself, but have worked in the business of children's entertainment and love reading. Sherry Ellis and her sense if music and rhyme as a musician come out nicely in this effectively told story. Most of the pages are full size illustrations. However about two thirds of the way through there are a couple pages where art filled the top half of the page and the lower is all white - it was slightly jarring. The art is fairly good quality overall, despite this minor note.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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