Grumpy Pants

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Penguin is having a bad, grumpy day. What will help him feel better? Will stomping help? Throwing all of his grumpy clothes on the ground? Maybe a nice, cold bath is all Penguin needs to turn his mood around.

Author and illustrator Claire Messer has created a book that all kinds of young readers will identify with Grumpy Pants. We all have bad days, but sometimes kids have a hard time moving past them. This book not only normalizes grumpy moods–because even little kids are allowed to be grumpy sometimes!–but it provides a practical idea for how relaxation might help.

The unique illustrations, created through linoleum printing, are bright and colorful, and there is a delightful contrast between the relatively cheerful pictures and the unhappy expression on Penguin’s face. This picture book is short and simple, but little ones will love it nonetheless.

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Author Claire Messer
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Albert Whitman
Publish Date 01-May-2016
ISBN 9780807530757 Buy this Book
Issue June 2016
Category Children's


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