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Grumpy Monkey Don’t Be Scared

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny Halloween quest for treats has amazing illustrations.

Grumpy Monkey Don't Be Scared book cover: Cartoon monkey with big eyes looks afraid

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With a great combination of eye-catching illustrations and funny conversations, this colorful picture book is fun to read alone and delightful to read aloud. It's easy to see why Grump Monkey Don't Be Scared is a bestseller -- with it's lovely combination of silliness and supportive friendships. Young readers won't be worried for Jim, and even though he's worried enough for all his jungle friends, they reassure him that there's nothing to fear. The friends have a kindness in their silliness, a feeling that jumps off the pages with their expressive, colorful faces. A reassuring read for little worriers and great modeling for bold readers who want to help their nervous buddies be a little more adventurous.

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