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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Patrick Saville

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

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    A monkey wakes up grumpy and everyone tries to make him feel better. It is only when he meets a grumpy gorilla that he actually starts to do so. A fun little story of feelings and finding effective wa...

  • Ricki

    YES! Sometimes we are just grumpy, and this is okay! I will be buying this book in bound form. It's a winner....

  • Hannah

    A bit conflicted on the message here, so am going with an “okay” rating. I loved the clever illustrations and the side humor in them. It showed a realistic human trait through the medium of the mo...

  • Maxwell Rae

    The illustrator of this book is named Max, so that's cool. My dad really liked this book, and that makes me like it too. Dad said he's been called grumpy before, and he's pretty hairy like a monkey. W...