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Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2017
With a handful of words and some adorable illustrations, Ashman and Robinson have created a story about finding joy in the little things and sharing with those around you. The story follows a grumpy old man who gets up and frowns his way out of the building and down the street to a cafe. At the same time a young boy and his mother are also getting up and heading to that same cafe, where they meet the grumpy old man. The boy finds joy jumping in the puddles and pretending to be a frog. When they meet the grumpy old man grouches at the boy's offering of a cookie and a ribbit which leaves the boy grouchy, but only for a moment. When the boy realizes the man left his hat behind, he takes it upon himself to return it. Before he hands back the hat though, he puts it on and frowns, demonstrating for the man what he looks like to those around him. The old man takes back his hat and then surprises the boy by pointing to his frog hat and trying it on. This time when the boy offers him the cookie and a ribbit, it is gratefully accepted. Robinson's illustrations are adorable as usual, as well as bright and colorful making a nice compliment to the spare text.