Thursday, May 31, 2018

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang - ADVISABLE

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang.  PICTURE BOOK. Random House, 2018.  $18.  9780553537864

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE.

All of his friends keep telling Jim Panzee that’s he is grumpy, and even though he insists he isn’t, they also have lots of advice for how to cure him of the blues.  SO Jim stomps off in order to find some quiet alone time and maybe a bit of sympathy.

I dare you to look at Grumpy Monkey’s face on the cover and not go “aaawwww”.  I would use this to start a discussion about how to own your feelings, misguided attempts to cheer up someone, and technics to dal with sadness or grumpiness.  You can also just read this is an incredibly cute book with an adorable main character.

Cindy, Library Teacher

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