ABOUT THE BOOK

“A quirky and engaging breakfast tale that stresses conflict resolution.” – Kirkus Reviews

Croissant isn’t happy, and he’s taking it out on the breakfast plate! Toast, Scone, and Milk think he’s being mean, but Croissant thinks they’re being mean to him. A sip of Milk and ten deep breaths help everyone calm down and talk to each other.

The Grumpy Frumpy Croissant is a children’s picture book with fun and colorful hand-drawn illustrations that teach a lesson about misunderstandings any child can grasp. Croissant learns how to let anger pass, and that yelling hurts others’ feelings. It’s a simple story for parents to introduce ideas of managing feelings to children, illustrated by Korey Scott. 

The book also features a delicious croissant recipe that parents can make with their children, and full-page coloring activities featuring the characters in the book (kindle and e-reader compatible too!).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mona K is a statistician by training and loves to weave stories with numbers in her day job as a health services researcher. She is also a children’s book author who believes that picture books are a source of both wisdom and silliness. Mona loves to bake in her free time, and her love for croissants and meditation inspired her to write this debut children’s picture book. She lives in New Jersey with her seven-year-old son and husband. 

TALKING POINTS

  • In this extremely chaotic pandemic world our kids are living in, 3 tips to help calm an angry mind, and soften misunderstandings
  • For kids and adults alike, 5 ways meditation can help everyone think clearly
  • As we wrap up this abnormal school year and head into another pandemic summer,  how to use stories and picture books to help teach conflict management to kids
  • Bake it out: Bond and reduce stress with Mona’s calming croissant recipe

TIMELY TIE-INS

  • July 7 Global Forgiveness Day
  • August is Family Fun Month
  • September is Children’s Book Month
  • September is National Courtesy Month
  • September is Read a New Book Month