This is Apple. He’s not a normal, nice kind of apple. Not a peaceful piece of fruit, no siree. He’s rotten to the core. And this Bad Apple is back and grumpier than ever after his run-in with Snake, who nearly ate him whole. In this latest adventure, it’s up to Granny Smith and her posse of golden apples to step in to teach Bad Apple a lesson. But he stoops to a new low and seals them up in a delicious apple crumble.
In this irreverent book by award-winning author Huw Lewis Jones, a truly terrible piece of fruit is wreaking havoc far beyond the rim of the fruit bowl. Illustrated in a deadpan, painterly style by Ben Sanders, Apple Grumble is sure to entertain the entire family.
Lewis-Jones' sparingly narrated text has a certain appeal for those who appreciate dark wit. Sanders' minimalist illustrations are playful and expressive… Amusingly irreverent.
— Kirkus Reviews
[The] artwork is immediately charming… Jones and Sanders relish this apple's bad behavior… Delicious.
— School Library Journal
Huw Lewis Jones
Huw Lewis Jones is a polar-exploring author and naturalist who is lucky to have met many penguins in the wild. He is associate professor at Falmouth University, teaching natural history, and has written numerous books, including Do Bears Poop in the Woods? and the Bad Apple series of picture books.
Ben Sanders is an award-winning illustrator and book designer based in Ballarat, Australia. His books include the Lento & Fox series, I’ve an Uncle Ivan, and the Bad Apple series.