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  • Hachette New Zealand
  • Hachette New Zealand

Picture books

A brilliant picture book that takes a light-hearted look at life with a child in the house.

Hazel Spratt was an agreeable child. Never impatient, unruly or wild.

But when Hazel turns three-and-a-half, her parents notice a change. She is no longer their polite and pleasant daughter, Hazel, she is now Grumbelina, 'a grumpy child, so disgruntled yet small, with a list of complaints that could cover a wall.'

Settle down and relax for a moment, this humorous and delightfully illustrated picture book takes a tongue-in-cheek look at tantrums - perfect for every home.

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Esther Krogdahl

Esther Krogdahl (Author)
Software Engineer cum author, Esther Krogdahl is the ultimate wordsmith. Her love of computer programming led to her dream job in gaming, writing character bios, building world and narrative arcs for children's virtual reality games. Esther has worked with Disney on top-secret projects and these computer games are played by hundreds of thousand of people around the world.

Grumbelina, Esther's first children's book, is inspired by her daughter's overnight
tyrannical transformation at three-and-a-half and the desire to write for parents about this challenging yet rewarding time.

Aleksandra Szmidt (Illustrator)
Aleksandra Szmidt grew up in a town in the south of Poland and currently resides in New Zealand. In Poland, she worked as a graphic designer. Upon moving, she decided to pursue her dream as a freelance illustrator. From her home studio, Aleksandra creates one-of-a-kind artworks for clients across the world. You can find her on Instagram: @olishka_art.

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