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The Miserly Monkey

by Cindy Graves Author · Frances Espanol Illustrator


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This is a simple counting story of a monkey who spends his time collecting things while ignoring the world around him. He eventually learns that focusing on items interferes with his ability to fully experience joy. As with all the books in the Stories for Children and Their Adults series, this story is written in a delightful singsong style and can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike, yet it can also be used as a tool to explore deeper issues. Specifically, this story deals with hoarding and stinginess and how collecting smiles can be much more fulfilling.

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Xlibris US
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Cindy Graves (Author)

Cindy Graves was raised by her children in Utah, after having narrowly missed several unsuccessful attempts by her loving parents and older siblings in Connecticut. There is some debate over whether the last rearage attempt was, indeed, successful...

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