To celebrate the launch of Kids Stink, my first-ever eBook short story, I am holding a World’s Crankiest Grandpa competition. The entries are rolling in and June’s winner is 11-year-old Charlotte Lowe. She submitted a poem inspired by Cliff Weekly, Tom Weekly’s cranky grandpa (illustrated above by Gus Gordon). Enjoy the poem!
The Angry Grandpa
The angry grandpa sat in his chair
And ripped out large chunks of his hair
He threw a brick with a manic laugh
It hit an elderly grandma’s calf
‘Kids weren’t like this in my day!’
He shouted on the twelfth of May
‘I’m sorry, Pop,’ Tom said with a quiver
‘SHUT UP OR I’LL TAKE OUT YOUR LIVER!’
There was no limit to his rage
So they locked him in a cage
“Ha, ha, ha!” Tom said with a laugh
“You shouldn’t have hit that grandma’s calf!”
Charlotte has won a copy of my book, My Life & Other Stuff I Made Up featuring Tom Weekly from Kids Stink. There’s copy up for grabs in July, August and September. To enter and WIN, draw a Cranky Grandpa or maybe ask your Gramps to pull a cranky face, photograph it and send it in (or write a poem / letter to your gramps).
You can email your entries here. Here is a Pinterest board of Cranky Grandpas I have put together to inspire you.