Grumbug! is Adam Stower’s beautifully illustrated new picture book. Featuring best friends Oliver and Troll, running a cafe in the woods just for Trolls, who eat lots of their scrumptious home baked cake. When Oliver’s little sister Dolly goes missing, panic rises as the Trolls warn Oliver about the biggest, meanest, grumpiest and greenest Troll of all, Grumbug! Not deterred by the warning Oliver sets off on a quest to find Dolly armed with an enormous cake which Troll carries up Munch mountain. What do they find at the top? Do they rescue Dolly?


Praise for Grumbug….

“A lightly told story with a nicely balanced degree of suspense to keep the reader engaged throughout the book, all told with witty and expressive illustrations, dashed off with consummate graphic skill.”

John Vernon Lord; professor, illustrator.


“Y’all HAVE to read ‘Grumbug!’ by @Adam_Stower It’s full on brilliant, beautifully drawn & HILARIOUS”

Alex T Smith; @Alex_T_Smith tweeter, writer, illustrator.


‘My daughter had to turn the pages for me. I was hiding behind the duvet, too terrified to meet the meanest, greenest troll of all… GRUMBUG!’ 

Jonny Duddle; @duddledum best-selling scribbler, doodler and dad.


 ‘Gleeful story, gorgeous illustrations – ‘Grumbug is great!’

Nick Sharratt; author and illustrator.


There’s a special publication event at the Book Nook, in Hove, the Children’s Bookseller of the Year 2015 on at 11am Saturday 6th June for children, a chance to meet Adam Stower and get your book signed, all welcome.


A special private view of the original artworks on show at The Illustration Cupboard on 7th July from 5.30pm, Adam will be signing books, and a prize of a gorgeous original artwork from the book will be won on the night.


Here’s some of our favourite spreads from the book. Published by Templar, beautifully designed by Mike Jolley, expertly edited by Alison Richie.

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