The Sour Grape (The Food Group)

The Sour Grape (The Food Group)
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November 01, 2022
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Don’t miss the sixth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series that’s ripe with humor from Jory John and Pete Oswald!
The Sour Grape holds grudges for every reason under the sun. Lime never returned a scarf they borrowed? Grudge! Orange never called back? Grudge! But when a friend holds a grudge against the Sour Grape without listening to an explanation, the Sour Grape realizes how unfair grudges can be. Could a bunch of forgiveness and compassion be enough to turn a sour grape sweet?

Jory John and Pete Oswald serve up another heaping plate of laughs and lessons with this empowering, witty, and charming addition to their #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Check Out Jory John and Pete Oswald’s other funny bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh:

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  • The Cool Bean
  • The Couch Potato
  • The Smart Cookie
  • The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
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  • The Cool Bean Presents: As Cool As It Gets!
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Grape learns to give others some grace
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What I Liked: This is one sour grape that holds grudges against everyone. The grape used to be kind, considerate, and patient until no one came to the biggest birthday party ever. Those feelings turned him sour and with that barrier in place, no one has any space to be friendly toward him. His days are consumed with thoughts of how everyone wrongs him and it takes its toll on his health and happiness. Then he has a really bad day and instead of being treated with understanding, Lenny the Lemon treats him just as tartly. With this self-realization comes the desire to work on not being so sour and giving others some grace as well.
Final Verdict: The illustrations are vibrant and engaging. The story is so relatable and has a wonderful message that can help younger children that are struggling with their emotions. I highly recommend this book for parents, teachers, and counselors to use with their young readers to help them cope with negative feelings and promote more resiliency.
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