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Grumpy Grandad's Troublesome Tomatoes

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By: Ann Twigg
Narrated by: Ann Twigg
Length: 17 mins
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Summary

Grumpy Grandad’s Troublesome Tomatoes

Just when Grumpy Grandad thinks that his garden is safe, he discovers that Maurice the Mole has been eating his delicious tomatoes. Grumpy Grandad is angry and wants to catch the pesky mole quickly. Maurice the mole has eaten so many tomatoes, however, that escape has become a problem. Can he get out of the fix and what will happen to Maurice?

Every child has a fun story about something that has happened whilst at their grandparent’s house, Grandparents are very special, and to children, spending time with them is fun. This Grumpy Grandad series of fun books help children learn by using their imagination and encourage laugher and fun.

Author Ann Twigg wrote these brilliantly funny stories to entertain her grandchildren and the children in her class at school. The inspiration for these stories happened when a naughty mole decided to dig in her garden. These are hilariously funny stories are a great way to help children to use their imagination and have them laughing out loud.

Many children are inquisitive about animals, particularly animals that we don’t often get to see. Maurice the Mole is brought to life in a children’s story that is both funny and educational. 

This is a light-hearted audiobook that has been proven to captivate children. Ann used to hold the attention of young children with this story at the school where she worked for many years. This is the second book in the Grumpy Grandad series, and Ann tells the story of when Maurice the Mole takes a liking to Grumpy Grandad’s delicious tomatoes.

This funny audio story will have your child laughing along.

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©2006 Ann Twigg (P)2006 Ann Twigg

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Brilliant

The girls loved listening to this book, kept them quiet after a busy day x

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A lovely funny story

My daughter and I both loved this. Very funny and great descriptive language. The narration feels friendly and familiar. Can't wait to hear more audiobooks from this series

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great audio book

such a good audio book me and the kids loved listening to this story. worth adding to the collection.

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A tale of two viewpoints

In this sweet easy read it demonstrates how you can empathise with two contrasting viewpoints. Poor Grumpy Grandad loves his Greenhouse and nurtures his tomatoes- patiently longing for the day when they are ready to eat. Whereas greedy Maurice the Mole just wants to eat all of the tomatoes every day, getting bigger and bigger. There are understandably going to be repercussions!?

We like how Ann Twigg narrates these stories and my kids always call out the answer to her rhetorical question, showing that she knows her audience and their understanding well.

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  • N Wood
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  • 04-06-19

Funny Mole

My daughter (aged 6) loved this story and found the mole very funny with his big tummy. It was a lovely story and my daughter said she would listen to it again and again, so a big thumbs up from us. We listened to this on 1.5 as 1 just seems too slow for us. Looking forward to hearing more from this series.

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Brilliant

My children loved this book. It reminded them of their grumpy grandad. Throughly enjoyed it.

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Great Story for Kids

My daughter loved listening to this story, she loves animals so this one about a greedy mole made her laugh out loud. We will be looking for more stories to listen to on audible by Ann :)

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  • Emily S. Mcadam
  • 17-07-19

Nice story

Nice story about the relationship between Grumpy Granddad and Maurice the Mole. Story doesn’t line up with the other Maurice the Mole, but as a stand alone book it’s engaging and sweet.