#SpotlightWednesday – The Grumpface

Author: BCR Fegan
Illustrator: Daniela Frongia
Publisher: TaleBlade

About the Book

The Grumpface is a poetic fairytale that tells the story of Dan, an inventor who ventures into a forest looking for a rose. Instead, he finds the mysterious Grumpface who threatens to hold him captive unless he passes some difficult challenges. What follows is a humorous adventure that neither Dan nor the Grumpface could have anticipated.

The Grumpface is a tale in the spirit of any grand adventure. It is about a clumsy young inventor’s quest for love and the challenges he must face to find it. It is also a tale of bravery, absurdity and happiness, and the power of these qualities over negativity and sheer grumpiness.

Every parent will be acquainted with their own little ‘grumpface’ now and then. This story stands as a small piece of hope – that no matter how ingrained the grump, there will always remain in every one of us a smile or a laugh just waiting to come out.

About the Author

BCR Fegan is an Australian author who has written a number of fairy tales and fantasies for children and young adults. He is inspired by stories that resonate deeply with our desire for adventure, yearning for magic and search for meaning.


“All of Dan’s interactions with the Grumpface are delightful, and Fegan’s competent and clever rhymes scan well.” “A skillful fairy tale…” – Kirkus Reviews

“Overall, readers young and old will appreciate this tale of a bumbling but valiant hero who puts his own spin on a classic quest. The Grumpface is an entertaining book worthy of multiple readings.” – BlueInk Review

“The Grumpface is light and fun, and the grumpiness and daftness of its leads are sure to set children giggling.” – Foreword Clarion Reviews
“Sweet and funny picture book with vivid illustrations and clever rhyming text. Emphasises the value of positivity and laughter.” – The Bookbag

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