Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey

Book - 2018
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Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood one beautiful day, but he keeps denying he is grumpy even as his friends give advice for feeling better
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780553537864
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lang, Max 1982-- Illustrator


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Friends of Monkey can tell he's grumpy because of his hunched shoulders, bunched up brow, and frown and they offer lots of unsolicited advice. Jim shouts back, but learns that some days the irritability just has to run it's course.

It's okay to be down sometimes.

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Nov 18, 2019

I'm loving the Grumpy Monkey books! This book would have been very beneficial to me when I was a young child, as I'm sure it will be to many now. Even as an adult I found it comforting to see this message, that sometimes you're grumpy, don't know why, and it's ok!

May 07, 2019

Fabulous, expressive illustrations accompany a fun text about a monkey who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed.

Ms_Gaye Mar 08, 2019

Sometimes we're grumpy...and that's ok. A perfect read aloud for every grumpy preschooler.

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Dec 10, 2018

I feel like Jim Panzee quite often. I think many young children do. We could all use a friend like Norman in our lives. This book would be fun to read aloud. The illustrations are hilarious, and both pictures and text are highly expressive (as you can tell form the cover illustration). It would be a great picture book choice for a unit or storytime on feelings.

Mariangela_S Jul 31, 2018

Accept it. No matter what our friends attempt to do, sometimes we just need to be grumpy. F

Jun 06, 2018

Sometimes, despite encouragement from friends and family - a person (or monkey) can be grumpy for no real reason. It's all okay, and this fun book makes the point, but also encourages a walk on the bright side.


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Feb 07, 2020

debacdiaz thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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