Gertie wakes up in a grump and sets out to tell everyone about it. After making the cheerful sun, flowers and fish thoroughly miserable, she feels no better. But when a cheeky monkey teaches her that by turning upside-down her frown turns to a smile, she makes a new friend and realises that making people happy is much more fun.
Sam Lloyd was born in the north of England but now lives in Brighton where she works voluntarily on local art projects as well as painting huge murals in local schools. She has already written and illustrated a variety of very successful, fun and accessible picture books including Super Sid: The Silly Sausage Dog and Yummy Yummy (Little Tiger Press). Happy Dog, Sad Dog (Little Tiger Press) recently won the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award 2003.