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Grumpy Monkey Board book – October 15, 2019

4.8 out of 5 stars 18,718 ratings

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We're all a little grumpy! Jim Panzee stars in the #1 New York Times bestselling series
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Party Time! by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Up All Night by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Book and Toy Set by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang
Grumpy Monkey Grumpy Monkey Party Time! Grumpy Monkey Up All Night Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas Grumpy Monkey Book and Toy Set
Collect all of the picture books in the Grumpy Monkey series The original hilarious story about dealing with unexplained feelings! A funny picture book in which Grumpy Monkey feels anxious about going to a party. Grumpy Monkey thinks it will be fun to stay up all night, but all it does is make him grumpier. It’s Christmas time in the jungle and Grumpy Monkey is feeling like quite the Scrooge! This set includes a soft toy and mini-size version of the bestselling book!
Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkeys Little Book of Grumpiness by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Are We There Yet? by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Says No! by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Get Your Grumps Out by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang Grumpy Monkey Ready, Set, Bananas! by Suzanne Lang; Illustrated by Max Lang
Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed Grumpy Monkey's Little Book of Grumpiness Grumpy Monkey Are We There Yet? Grumpy Monkey Says No! Grumpy Monkey Get Your Grumps Out Grumpy Monkey Ready, Set, Bananas!
And don’t miss these other Grumpy Monkey books This early graphic novel is perfect for children who love the original picture books and are ready for the next step. In this original board book, Jim Panzee finally has everything he needs to banish his grumpiness. A board book for toddlers that tackles the challenges and importance of being patient. Coming March 2022! A board book that explores a favorite word of many toddlers—NO! Coming March 2022! A leveled reader about how it’s best just to be yourself, grumps and all. In this leveled reader Jim is reluctant to join the race in the jungle until bananas start falling from above.

Editorial Reviews

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"Bright watercolors of animals doing their thing are winning accompaniments to the narrative’s welcome message that it’s OK to be down sometimes." —School Library Journal

"Great bibliotherapy for the crabby, cranky, and cross. Oscar-nominated animator Max Lang's cartoony illustrations lighten the mood without making light of Jim's mood." —Kirkus Reviews

"Crisp illustrations featuring a broad cast of animated, boldly colored animals ...will draw readers into Jim’s situation until the reassuring outcome. " —Booklist

"[A] reassuring picture book about feelings." —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

SUZANNE LANG is the author of the picture books Grumpy Monkey; Families, Families, Families! and Hooray for Kids! When she's not working on picture books she writes and produces animated series and specials.

MAX LANG is the illustrator of the picture books Grumpy Monkey; Families, Families, Families! and Hooray for Kids! He is also an Oscar-nominated, BAFTA and Emmy-winning animation director.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Board book ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0593123999
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0593123997
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ Baby - 3 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD460L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.82 x 7.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 18,718 ratings

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Suzanne Lang is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series which she makes with her husband, illustrator Max Lang. Their other titles include All Kinds of Families and Hooray For Kids. When she's not working on books, Suzanne writes and produces animated television series. Suzanne loves animals (especially cats and monkeys) and chocolate (especially with praline filling).

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Message.
By Louwho on December 18, 2019
I understand the message this book is conveying. I do. It's ok to be you, and you won't always be happy. I get that...but the way this story is portrayed is very disappointing.
I bought this for my 7 yr old niece who was born with a hole in her brain. She is mentally and physically handicapped, not in ways you'd notice right off the bat but she is definitely a very grumpy child who is more irrational than most, if you can even imagine that.

The story line for this book is very disappointing, for one reason. It starts out with a grumpy Jim. He's grumpy & doesn't know why. He essentially lashes out to all his friends in the jungle who are trying to help him feel better and turn around his mood, then runs off on his own feeling bad about being mean to his friends....and that's really it! HE NEVER APOLOGIES to his friends who were just trying to help him! To me that sends such a bad message. You can send the message, it's ok to be grumpy sometimes but still be respectful to your friends or at least show that it's wrong to lash out! Very disappointing message here. I'm hesitant to even give this book to my niece. Not sure if I'll be keeping this one, it just doesn't seem like a right fit to me.

The book itself, is very well constructed. It is definitely not a cheap book by any means. This seems like the quality of something you'd buy at Barnes & Noble but spend $30 instead of $10. The illustration isn't that great. It starts out with very vibrant colors but quickly dulls down to flat and dark colors for mostly the remainder fo the book.

Overall, I'm very disappointed with this book because of the message it sends. They had a great opportunity to show that sometimes you need to apologise for being mean when you're grumpy.
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