Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey Review

A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings…and the danger in suppressing them!

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can’t understand it—how can he be in a bad mood when it’s SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can’t take all the advice…and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?

Suzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity to this very important lesson. This picture book is an excellent case study in the dangers of putting on a happy face and demonstrates to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings (though they should be careful of hurting others in the process!).

Title:Grumpy Monkey
Edition Language:English

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    Grumpy Monkey Reviews

  • Calista

    Monkey lives in the beautiful jungles. One day he wakes up grumpy and he knows somethings off. Everyone is asking him what's wrong and he's tired of everyone on him. So he's grumpy, let it be. He blow...

  • Dan Schwent

    I bought this for my infant son a couple weeks ago but didn't read it to him until today.Basically, a chimp named Jim Panzee (get it?) wakes up in a bad mood and his friend Norman won't let him enjoy ...

  • Sara

    My husband is a professional illustrator. Consequently you have to be bloody good at what you do to get me to enjoy your children's picture book let alone impress me enough to get me to read your book...

  • Laura

    4.5 StarsLOOK at that cover!!! :DJim Panzee woke up in a grumpy mood. His day felt all wrong even though it looked like such a wonderful day all around. Jim’s grumpiness showed itself in his tight s...

  • Donna Backshall

    Jim Panzee, what a character. He's grumpy, but he won't acknowledge it.Every one of us has been where Jim is. And then we've felt crappy about bringing everyone else down. This is such a great wake up...

  • LaDonna

    Grumpy Monkey is a great conversation starter about how it is okay to not have a good day, as long as you do not hurt someone’s feelings. Author Suzanne Lang tells of how Jim Panzee is having a...

  • Patrick

    When a cute little monkey just needs a damn hug......

  • Philip

    Poppy: Dad! I'm mad at you!Dad: Poppy, are you pretending to be grumpy so that you can pretend to be not grumpy?Poppy: Yes.Dad: I thought so. What did you guys think about the book?Eleanor: Uh, I like...

  • The Reading Countess

    I want to be Grumpy Monkey's friend. Heck, I AM Grumpy Monkey 9/10 of the time. Picture books are deceiving. They hide big stories within their little bindings. This is a story we all need to hear: it...

  • Cheryl

    Sometimes we're just in a mood, even if nothing's prompting it. If we don't fret about it too much, it'll pass. What really doesn't help is our friends telling us to just get over it. This book is a f...