This story starts with a bang! Right on the title page, we see Ravi and his little sister having a fight over a toy truck, and Ravi breaking it with his foot in anger. Little sister cries, and Ravi stalks away saying, ‘Everyone knows little sisters can be AN-NOY-ING.’ Neither of them sleeps well, and the next morning Ravi finds that he is wearing a red Grumpy Hat. It won’t come off, no matter how hard he pulls, and Dad, who does everything in the house, sweeping, cooking, and washing, has all sorts of ideas to help. Breakfast is good when people are grumpy, a warm bath can help too, and perhaps playing outside will do the trick. All these ideas help a bit, but indoors again, Ravi feels that the grumpy hat has now turned into a sad hat, and it still won’t come off. In fact, it covers him completely, and he sits inside full of woe. When little sister starts using the hat as a road for her car, now repaired with string, Ravi realises that an apology is in order and the two of them are friends again. Out in the garden we see Ravi and little sister turning somersaults with ‘happy socks’ on. Charming story about anger and the sadness it can bring on, and the chalky, super-expressive pictures of the dog family doing things that children world-wide do are very appealing.
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