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The Grouchies by Debbie Wagenbach (HD)

By American Psychological Association

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What can you do when the grouchies take hold? How can you keep a bad mood at bay? With funny rhymes and a silly chant, The Grouchies shows kids simple and fun ways to turn around grouchy moods. But most of all, kids will understand how their mood and negativity can affect their family and friends, and really get in the way of having a good day. An extensive Note to Parents further explains the child's experience and provides parents with easy-to-apply tips and tools for helping their kids when a grumpy day comes along.

Debbie Wagenbach, better known as "Miss Debbie" to the children who come to hear her storytimes at Burlington, Iowa Public Library, has been promoting library programs for twenty years. Nothing gives her greater pleasure than watching her youngest patrons blossom into thriving adolescents and well adjusted adults. She loves hanging out with her family on Friday nights. Debbie adores her 29 "niblings" (nieces and nephews) and three "great-niblings." She is warmed by their smiles and challenged by their "grouchies."

Steve Mack grew up a prairie boy on Canada's Great Plains and has drawn for as long as he can remember. His first lessons in art were taught to him by watching his grandfather do paint-by-numbers at the summer cottage. He has worked for greeting card companies and has illustrated several books. Steve lives peacefully on a lake in Saskatchewan with his wife and two small children. He still loves to illustrate but now thinks fishing holds a close second place. Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

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Customer Reviews


Love this book! May not be interactive but is written well and has very cute pictures! The writer also has a web page that is pretty cute. Very interested to see if and what else this person will write. Seems like a lovely person. Also the younger kids that I have recommended this book too all love it. These characters would be a cute short film and also as dolls. I would buy them! Definitely! Surprised this book is free! It's that good!

Well written & illustrated.

My first app review! As a father of two young children, I was pleased to find such a well written book on this common emotion.
Fantastic illustrations as well. I also loved the section to parents at the end of the book. Kudos to those who put this book and app together. I look forward to seeing more apps/books from this publisher/developer. Five stars for sure!

T.A. For Tots

The pictures are very cute, and the concept is nice, but I was a little shocked to see something that is a blatant rip-off of the warm fuzzies/cold pricklies from the T.A. For Tots book. Even the color of the grouchies and the way they float above and follow the boy is the same! When the smilies come in at the end, they are also the same color as the warm fuzzies from T.A.. The app is also pretty boring, no recorded narration even.

The Grouchies by Debbie Wagenbach (HD)
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 16.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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