Grumpy

Submitted By

David
La Porte
Theme:
  1. Others
Audience:
PreSchool

Story Books

  1. Grumpy Cat
    • Britta Teckentrup
    Cat eats, sleeps, and spends his days alone. The other cats think he is a grumpy cat, but really--he's just a lonely cat. But that is all about to change when he meets Kitten.
  2. Dinosaur Roar!
    • Paul Stickland
    Illustrations and rhyming text present all kinds of dinosaurs, including ones that are sweet, grumpy, spiky, or lumpy.
  3. Naptime
    • Iris de Moüy
    All of the animals in the jungle are grumpy--no, they will not take a nap! But one little girl may know just what to do to make sure these creatures can get some much-needed shut-eye.
  4. Grumpy Bird
    • Jeremy Tankard
    Feeling too grumpy to fly, Bird begins to walk and finds that his mood changes as other animals join him.
  5. The Little Bear Book
    • Anthony Browne
    As Bear walks in the forest, with pencil in hand, he meets several grumpy forest dwellers and knows just what to do for them.
  6. Scowl
    • Steve Smallman
    When Scowl, the perpetually grumpy owl, is offered a happy hat by another bird in an attempt to cheer him up, an unexpected reaction occurs leaving Scowl with a new emotion.
  7. My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not)
    • Peter Brown
    Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.
  8. Hooray for Hat!
    • Brian Won
    Elephant wakes up in a grumpy mood, but a present on his doorstep--a hat--cheers him and he sets out to greet his neighbors who all, it seems, need hats of their own.
  9. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
    • James Dean
    Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy--nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some rockin' magic sunglasses from Grumpy Toad, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Groove and move with Pete as he helps Squirrel, Turtle, and Alligator discover that the sun is shining and everything's alright!
  10. "I'm not sleepy!"
    • Jonathan Allen
    After staying up all night as all owls do, Baby Owl insists that he is not sleepy, despite his yawning and stretching and acting very grumpy.

Story Songs

  1. I Wore My Grumpy Face

    When I skinned my knee I wore my grumpy face

    When I sat on a bee I wore my grumpy face

    When I stubbed my toe

    And my mom said No

    And the lightning flashed

    And the thunder crashed

    And the windstorm blew

    And the rain came too

    And I… wore my bewildered face!

    (Make an exaggerated grimace and grumpy groan each time then look surprised at the end of the last line)

  2. Ten Grumpy Stones

    Ten grumpy stones by the edge of the lake

    I threw two in and then there were eight

    Eight grumpy stones in a muddy fix

    I threw two in and then there were six

    Six grumpy stones moping by the shore

    I threw two in and then there were four

    Four grumpy stones with nothing to do

    I threw two in and then there were two

    Two grumpy stones—I felt like a hero

    So I threw two in and then there were zero

    (Make a swishing sound each time you pantomime throwing the stones)