by Brett Helquist
Harper, 2013. Unpaged. Picture Book
Sunny Acres was a fun farm until grumpy goat showed up. He pretty much took the air out of everyone's tires. When the other animals tried to make his acquaintance, he chased them away. He never noticed the beauty of the farm. "He just kept his head down, scowled, and ate." But one day Grumpy's discovery of a bright yellow flower on the hillside melted something in his fearsome little heart. He watered the flower. He at the grass around it with his teeth. He even made friends with the other farm animals as he showed them his flower. But one day the yellow flower turned white, and a brisk wind blew all but the stem of the flower away. Grumpy was beside himself. His friends tried to help but he was inconsolable. Until one day . . . another yellow flower appeared, and then another and another. Dandelions take on a whole new dimension in this fun--and beautifully well-illustrated--story for the younger set.