Grumpy Monkey ★★★★★

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Title: Grumpy Monkey
Author: Suzanne & Max Lang
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Children
Pages: 32
Words: 0.5K


From the Publishers & Me

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? In the end Jim admits he’s grumpy and chooses to ride it out, as he’ll be happy tomorrow.

My Thoughts:

This was a cute little childrens book about a chimpanzee who was grumpy. Definitely for the pre-readers who like to look at the pictures or those who are just learning to read. I won’t comment on how the content is supposed to teach children, as we don’t have any and I’m not sure that I’d use this to teach anyone anything anyway. (Notice the anyanyany? I feel rather clever).

Mrs B bought me this for my birthday the other month as I have a collection of Grumpy Cat books and this fit in perfectly with that theme. She also got me a stuff monkey. He’s no Mr Zip, but he’ll do as a cousin who I wouldn’t mind handing off to a niece or something so she could slobber all over it and make baby noises and chew on it without me worrying about her destroying a priceless, prized family heirloom. (well, that IS how Mr Zip thinks of himself. Jimbo on the other hand realizes he’s destined for slobber and chewings and has resigned himself to such a fate. Look at those eyes, you can see the stoic resignation even in the picture!)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

32 thoughts on “Grumpy Monkey ★★★★★

  1. A monkey has a nervous breakdown…

    Why has this never been written before? Where can I buy? WHERE CAN I BUY? Does it leave on a cliff hanger? Will Grumpy Monkey 2 be coming, or does it not have enough legs? I need to know.

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    1. If Grumpy Monkey can communicate in something other than run-on sentences, this can REPLACE “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” on the shelf.

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday mate, I do not know if I missed a post of it anywhere or forgotten if I sent you wishes on it already… Grumpy monkey sounds like the right kind of read for when you feel the same way, did this book cheer you up?

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  3. I definitely prefer Jimbo to Mr Zip, who has a certain Chucky feel about him. Jimbo is a stoic, and pure of heart!
    Btw, love the look of that Grumpy Monkey book! 😀

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    1. Yeah, Mr Zip is jaded. After 36 years of buckets of chicken fingers, he has a certain point of view about life. Jimbo, on the other hand, is just getting started 😀

      It would appear to be a good kids book for sure.

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