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 Grumpy pants
 Author: Messer, Claire

 Publisher:  Whitman
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 639713 ISBN: 9780807530757
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Mood (Psychology) -- Fiction
 Baths -- Fiction
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Penguins -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 181677
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 68236

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Craft & Structure

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/01/16)
   Booklist (04/15/16)
 The Hornbook (00/07/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2016 Poor Penguin is grumpy—not for any good reason, just garden-variety grumpiness. The problem is he can’t shake it. He takes off his yellow slicker, boots, and hat, but he is still grumpy. Off come his stripy socks (still grumpy), polka dot overalls (still grumpy), and even his heart-spangled underpants, but he is still grumpy. Will he ever be happy again? Luckily, after taking a bath, snuggling up in his favorite pj’s, sipping a cup of cocoa, and reading a cozy bedtime story, all is finally well again. Messer’s charming block-print illustrations, in stormy blues and grays with bold splashes of color, have a pleasant texture and nicely convey Penguin’s emotions, mostly through his emotive eyebrows. The big, expressive images on crisp white pages combine with the large font and straightforward sentences to make this especially well suited for sharing with a group. Little ones will likely giggle over the subtly bashful, disrobing penguin and sympathize with his cloudy mood, and the gentle lesson—grouchiness is fleeting—is a comforting one, for both kids and parents. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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