Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful

Children - Animals
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/11/2020
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Reviewed by Barbara Fanson for Readers' Favorite

Adorable, cute animals grace the pages of Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful, which will attract young readers, while the story will keep them entertained. Appealing and friendly classmates with their happy expressions and bright eyes will have children wanting to read this book again and again. Author Misty Black has written another children’s adventure book bound to be a classic. Parents, teachers, and children will love the adventure sprinkled with a subtle message of gratefulness and light reminders that we can control how we feel. I love how the catchy song reappears throughout the book as the friends recite “Grumpies, grumpies, go away!”

Grunt the Grizzly Learns to Be Grateful is the newest colorful, children’s picture book by author Misty Black. She knows how to weave a smidgen of niceness between the lines of this delightful story. This is the fifth book in the Punk and Friends series featuring charming and cuddly friends who learn to navigate through life’s social issues and get along with others. Illustrator Ana Rankovic provides delightful, cute characters in full-color artwork. I like the variety of layouts in the book with some full-page illustrations, while other pages feature two smaller illustrations with feathered edges. Parents and adults will like the discussion at the back of the book. Maybe Grunt the Grizzly’s Gratitude Journal is the prescription we all need during this pandemic and to learn how to control our emotions during any trying time. By the end of the story, I think all children and adults—and me, too—will be reciting “Grumpies, grumpies, go away!”