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Children's Book of the Month

Pavlo Gets the Grumps - Natalia Shaloshvili

A book-shaped hug that we all need on a day when everything just feels BLAH. Pavlo does not feel like going to the park. Not today. He does not want to go swimming. He even says no to the cinema. What's going on, Pavlo? Pavlo's got the grumps.

This comforting picture book takes a look at bad days and big emotions, and reminds us that we all have grumpy days sometimes but no feeling lasts forever. Natalia Shaloshvili's expressive illustrations are sad and funny at the same time, reassuring little ones that we are loved by our family and friends even when we're not our happiest selves. Pavlo guides young children on their emotional learning journey and shows how joy is always just around the corner.



Meet the Author

Meet the Author - Natalia Shaloshvili

Natalia Shaloshvili began her creative career as a fashion and editorial illustrator, working with a number of international magazines and creative agencies, including Grazia, Women’s Health and Gala.

Later, she found her true passion in children’s books and paintings. Her original work can be found in private galleries and homes around the globe. Natalia lives in London, England, with her family.

Also by Natalia Shaloshvili

The Three Little Mittens

Linda Bailey

Dotty and Other Dotty are a matching set of mittens.

When another mitten, Stripes, loses her partner and becomes a single mitten, they don't feel the need to include her.

She doesn't 'match' them, so she is banished to the dark, lonely pocket of the Little Girl who owns them...



Miss Leoparda

Natalia Shaloshvili

When Miss Leoparda isn’t sleeping in her beloved tree home, she drives the bus, taking her animal friends around town on their animal business.

Every day, all of the bus’s seats are taken... until the day something amazing and new appears: a little car that speeds off into the distance, leaving clouds of smoke in its wake.