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The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant

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This is a story about a grouchy croissant who is angry with his friends.
He uses the mindful magic of breath to get his butter back.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published November 17th 2020
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Natalie
Dec 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant is a children's picture book about breakfast foods that are friends. One morning Croissant can't get onto the plate because Toast and Scone all taking up all the room. Croissant has a complete melt down (tantrum) and shrinks. Milk intervenes and shows them how to control their anger and frustrations by having a sip of milk then breathing in and out
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Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
I received a copy of this book from Red Clover Digital in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

I'm really glad I read The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant on my own and not with my kids. This book was ridiculously impractical and failed to covey anything even remotely similar to a story. The only thing I liked about this book - and why it received two stars on Goodreads instead of one - were the coloring pages included at the end. I think it's great when books have activitie
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Laura
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
A story of breakfast items that live happily together until one morning croissant wakes up not being picked first and having a grumpy morning.

Milk helps them through crisis management with scone and toast and after resolving their conflicts by talking it out. 

I read this to my 3 and 6 year old and they enjoyed the illustrations throughout of the characters and their interactions. They enjoyed counting along while croissant was calming down and learning to communicate instead of keeping feelings
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☕️Kimberly
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it
3.-Royals loved this one. Full RTC.
Christine
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book. Croissant is having a hard day, especially when he has to share a plate with everyone else! His grumpy attitude makes everyone else not great great. When milk makes everyone stop and breathe, the day turns out better. I love how it teaches kids to take the time to breathe when they are frustrated. This book would be good for a younger classroom
Theediscerning
Dec 08, 2020 rated it liked it
A picture book with a suitable moral, well expressed, of how to defuse a petty argument, but one that could have been better. Just take the first lines of text – our characters "are all good friends. They all lived together on a kitchen table in the kitchen". Now (a) where else is a kitchen table supposed to be, and (b) can we settle on a past or present tense, please? (Which is a question I often have to demand of myself when I look back at my reviews, so this really is pot/kettle/black time, I ...more
Martisha
Dec 29, 2020 rated it liked it
This was cute and good artwork.. I do wish it was a little longer but like I said I enjoyed it. A good read for kids .
Jenna Rideout
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-netgalley
I was granted complimentary access to The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant by Mona K & Korey Scott through the publisher, Canoe Tree Press, in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.

The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant is the story of breakfast food characters arguing about who is being mean to who (Croissant is hangry) and milk mediates. The end of the book features an illustrated recipe for croissants, which looks tasty, and a few black and white line art pages which seem to be meant for colouring. While
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Leslie
The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant is such a cute book that teaches kids about anger and a way on how to deal with it. The illustrations were fun and helped make the book a delight to read. I liked the recipes and coloring sheets at the end of the book. This would be a great book to help teach children social skills and anger. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher the opportunity to read this book. (This review is also on GoodReads.)
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Dec 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Ahem, I love the actual recipe given towards the end of the book. It will work quite well for this Christmas!

This story picture book will give you a good idea of when kids have a meltdown. Yes, exactly what you're thinking!

And yes, it's trying to tell how to calm down this situation. But I am not sure if toddlers would actually listen when we tell them to take deep breaths and eat or drink calmly in such situations.

Love the illustrations. They look yummy!

Thank you, authors and the publisher, fo
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Jessica
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this from @netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I requested this because the description talked about learning to deal with anger, and because I love croissants! 🤣 But it fell a bit flat for me. Croissant was grumpy, not sure where the frumpy comes in, and fought with his friends toast and scone. He also lost butter and shrunk, no idea what that was about. 🤷🏻‍♀️ After their friend milk offers them all a drink of himself 🤨 and teaches them to take deep breaths and
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AnneKR
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This cute, fun-illustrated book is about how one morning Croissant ends up angry at his friends, Toast and Scone, which in turn causes their happy mood to quickly become sour. Milk intervenes and shows the friends how to take ten deep breaths to calm down.

I read this with my five year old daughter. The bright, colorful illustrations held her attention and she was able to understand the point of the story. I think maybe in the end Croissant could have apologized to Toast and Scone for his behavi
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Brittney Hafner
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
*Dealing with Anger, Young Children (Ages 2-6)

The cute characters, Milk, Toast, Scone, and Croissant teaches children how to manage anger. The characters are put in a situation where Toast, Scone, and Croissant are feeling angry until Milk shows them a trick to use.

Not only does the story give value to this book, but you are also given a recipe on how to make homemade croissants (I’m a huge croissant fan) along with a few coloring pages (which can also be found on Mona’s webpage).

* I received an
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Larissa Hinton
Dec 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This picture book was too adorable not to like. The drawings were cute and the story very cut and dry. The croissant was having a bad day and instead of expressing his thoughts he bottled them up inside. I think the author did a great job of showing kids how to express their anger in an appropriate way and how to communicate effectively. I think the only thing was they showed two ways, but should have shown more. Maybe even tou
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Nicola Short
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
A story that actually teaches children to take time to do breathing exercises to to learn how to control their emotions. As a former teacher, this story certainly is a learning tool I would have used in my classroom. Controlling ones emotions is not easy especially to a young child.
I thought the illustrations were great.
Bonus points for the croissant recipe and coloring pages.
Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion. All opin
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Ashton
Dec 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry to say, I did not like this book. Not only does it make you feel kind of creepy reading it because they take part in eating each other, But the story itself is just not executed well. It feels rushed and not well thought out. I like the idea of writing a book that teaches children how to deal with their emotions but I feel like it could be done a lot better. While I appreciate the effort, this is not a book I would read to kids or recommend.

Thank you #NetGalley for providing the ARC f
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Sara Strand
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
A very cute, and short, story about feeling regulation, mindfulness, and working through problems. I loved the illustrations, the easy recipe at the end to make your own croissants, and the coloring pages at the end. This would make a great classroom read! I would have liked the book to be a little bit longer to hopefully offer more than one technique and include talking our issues out, other than that, definitely a cute little book.

Thank you to DartFrog Books for sending me a complimentary cop
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Kalyn
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This picture book follows the very grumpy morning of Croissant. With the help of his friends he figures out why is he so grumpy and learns ways to help him be happier. The illustrations themselves are a little busy, but the heart of the book is good. I especially liked the breathing exercises included at the end. This book would be especially helpful for teachers working with younger students who are still learning to control their emotions.
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