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Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey

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.

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ISBN 9780553537864
Barcode 9780553537864
Published 30 July 2018 by Random House
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Lang, Suzanne
By Lang, Max
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780553537864
ISBN-10 0553537865
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Children's Books
Publication Date 30 July 2018
International Publication Date 15 May 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lang, Suzanne
By Lang, Max
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 254mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Animals, Friendship, Chimpanzees, Picture books, Mood (Psychology)
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 926780

Description of this Book

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!).

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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. Suzanne has a BFA in film & television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. MAX LANG is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He codirected the adaptation of The Gruffalo, which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as the adaptation of the picture book Room on the Broom, which has won numerous awards including the Cristal for Best TV Production at this year's Annecy Animation Festival.

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