The Cranky Day is a book published by Random House in 2000. It features three stories based on episodes from the fifth season. Its cover changed in 2008 and comes with a CD or audio cassette.
- Annie and Clarabel
- Sir Topham Hatt
- Lady Hatt
- S.C. Ruffey (possible cameo)
- This is the first televised children's book to have 3 chapters.
- An audio cassette was also included with narration by Alec Baldwin, the narration was later rereleased on CD.
- A truck with S.C. Ruffey's face is seen in Put upon Percy.
- The 2000 cover features a photo from Thomas and Stepney, but that story is not in the book. The alternative cover also shows a photo from Horrid Lorry which isn't in the book either.