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Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Funny take on sleepovers has insight, great illustrations.

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With eye-catching, funny illustrations on each page and an enthusiastic approach to sleepovers kids can embrace, this picture book also provides space for deeper conversations. Family dynamics and Jim's own expectations give Grumpy Monkey: Up All Night depth that opens the door to conversations about bedtime fears, and the fun concept idea of a sleepover versus the sometimes difficult feelings about going to sleep in a different place. The simple sentences and crisp language keep the story moving, and Jim's expressions are both fun to see on the page and delightful to recreate while reading aloud.

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