Have you ever met a grumpy person and wondered what you had done to make them mad? Are you a good neighbor and friend? Are you a grumpy person who always acts like you hate people, especially those who try to be friendly to you? Perhaps you will see yourself or someone you know in the main character of this children's book. Grumpotias is mean and grouchy! Grumpotias is a grumpy man who lives in a friendly neighborhood. Although the neighbors want to include him in events and parties, Grumpotias rebuffs all attempts at friendships and happiness. This tale begins with Grumpotias in a bad mood as he feels he has been ignored by a friend who cancelled a lunch date with him, because of family obligations. Grumpotias reacts with a temper fit. No one wants to be around him when he is like this. He is invited to a neighborhood birthday party and spends his afternoon scheming a disgusting gift for the birthday boy. As he is thinking and planning, he falls asleep and is awakened by a fairy. She takes him to meet a scary knight who instills in Grumpotias a fear of what might happen if he doesn't change his ways. Follow Grumpotias as he is transformed into a person who likes people and is liked by his neighbors and friends.