Fall 2019

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Grumpy Monkey

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The hilarious New York Times bestselling 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!).

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$20.99 $20.99 NYP
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Penguin Random House LLC
Imprint Penguin Random House LLC
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JUV039050, JUV002020, JUV019000
Dimensions 10 x 10
Guided Reading Level L
Features Original artwork

Illustrator: Max Lang

Max Lang is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. His work has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, and has won numerous other awards.

Author: Suzanne Lang

Suzanne Lang produces, develops and writes children's television. Formerly with Cartoon Network, she is presently the story editor of an animated comedy series for Cake Entertainment and Copa Studios.