Behaviour Matters: Monkey Needs to Listen – A book about paying attention

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Author: Sue Graves

Category: Children's , Teenage & educational

Book Format: Board book

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445190785

RRP: $14.99

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A lively board book that examines the issue of not listening in an amusing but reassuring way through animal characters – perfect for young children who forget to listen. The story offers a gentle way in to reinforce good behaviour.

Monkey is so excited about a go-kart race that he doesn’t listen to any of the instructions. He doesn’t stop to check his kart and he nearly ruins the race for all the animals. Can Monkey learn to listen and pay attention or will the race be abandoned for good?

The Behaviour Matters series is perfect for sharing with children as a gentle means of discussing their emotions, boosting self-esteem and reinforcing good behaviour. Each book has a fun story featuring fantastic characters. They support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

‘Excellent for sharing and encouraging discussion… we can all learn from the approach taken in this series.’ Parents in Touch

Sue Graves (Author)

Sue Graves has been a freelance children’s author for more than 17 years. She has written over two hundred books for children from pre-school up to 15+ years. She writes fiction and non-fiction, plays and poetry across the age ranges.

Sue loves reading all sorts of books and is at her happiest when she has a book in her hand. She also loves painting in watercolours, playing tennis and badminton and going for long walks in the country with her husband and children.

Trevor Dunton (Illustrator)

Illustrator and musician Trevor Dunton has loved drawing animals since he was in short trousers. OK, he was wearing short trousers yesterday, but it was a warm day and anyway, it’s a figure of speech.

A keen tennis player and apiarist, if he isn’t hitting the fluff of a ball, he can generally be found in a field in Kent serenading his bees.

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