A very funny take on the contortions a grandparent goes through to please a grandchild.
When Oliver visits Grumpy, Grumpy twists himself into a funny position to amuse his grandson. `AGAIN!' shouts Oliver, so Grumpy does something even more extraordinary. `AGAIN!' comes the refrain. And Grumpy complies. Again and again and again, until he's twisted himself slightly too far ...
With eye-watering yet hilarious detail, cartoonist Ralph Steadman captures the pain and delights of grandparenthood with merciless accuracy.
Ralph Steadman was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist, and through the years has diversified into many creative fields. Ralph collaborated with Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of `gonzo' journalism, with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; he has illustrated classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Animal Farm, and written and illustrated his own books, which include Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo and The Big I Am. Steadman is also a printmaker, and has travelled the world's vineyards, culminating in his books The Grapes of Ralph, Untrodden Grapes and Still Life with Bottle.