KINDLE Grumpy Monkey Author Suzanne Lang

I want to be Grumpy Monkey s friend Heck I AM Grumpy Monkey 910 of the time Picture books are Deceiving They Hide Big Stories They hide big stories their little bindings This is a story we all need to hear it s okay to feel your feelings lean into them as long as you don t hurt others in the process Norman the gorilla s butt bandaged hanging with Jim the grumpy monkey at the end is classic Look closely at the photos for hilarious side stories the snake hugging his meal on one page the snake fat hanging from a branch on the next Grumpy Monkey is a great conversation starter about how it is okay to not have a good day as long as you do not hurt someone s feelings Author Suzanne Lang tells of how Jim Panzee is having a pretty tough day but "HE DOES NOT WANT TO ADMIT IT WHEN ASKED "does not want to admit it when asked his various animal friends He decides instead to pretend that everything is fine and smiles to mask his true feelings However he ends up feeling worse because he is not being true to himself Even as adults we understand the dangers of hiding our feelings and putting on a front Only after acknowledging his true feelings to his friend Norman does Jim begin to slowly feel betterWe all have rough moments *Occasionally we have rough days It is important that we allow ourselves to have these moments and * we have rough days It is important that we allow ourselves to have these moments and honest with ourselves about them However we must also ensure that we do not use these grumpy feelings to treat others poorly The story ends by leaving us with another powerful message it is good to have someone we love and trust to share our feelings withSpecial shout out to Max Lang who provides the beautiful illustrations that help drive the narrative My husband is a professio. A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelingsand the danger in suppressing themJim 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 beautifu. Illustrations are just epic He has to have done Disney animator levels of observation to so perfectly capture the various to have done Disney animator levels of observation to so perfectly capture the various portrayed here The titular grumpy monkey is so hugely alive on every single page and grumpier and grumpier until his final hilarious explosion of epic grumpitude Lang walks this very fine line between a very innocent cartoony style and super realism with the way his animals move He gets so much character to come through in each picture His colors are incredibly bright and everything has a wonderful joy and "energy to it We ve read this multiple times in my house in "to it We ve read this multiple times in my house in last few weeks and the whole idea of letting yourself feel whatever you re feeling rather than trying to fight it has really resonated with my littlest one Every time "we finish it he throws up his arms "finish it he throws up his arms says sometimes you just need to be grumpy Now if the Langs would just write a book on the merits of room cleaning or not throwing solid objects directly at your brother s head My son absolutely loves monkeys So I absolutely had to get this book for him even if maybe he is too old for these books Just look at the wonderful bookcoverThis book mainly talks about feelings and about the fact that sometimes it is ok to feel grumpy and sad It is not a big deal and you can bounce back when you feel readyIn the book Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood and his friend Norman tries to cheer him up with the help of almost every animal in the jungle Jim tries to feel good to make Normal happy Unfortunately every emotion he shows looks fake Even the smile on his face Maybe he just wants to enjoy being grumpy in peace and uiet It s a wonderful day to be grump. O this very important lesson This picture book is an excellent case study in the dangers of putting on a happy face and demonstrates to ids that they are allowed to feel their feelings though they should be careful of hurting others in the proces. ,


Grumpy Monkey

summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Suzanne Lang

Nal illustrator Conseuently you have to be bloody good at what you do to get me to enjoy your children s picture book let alone impress me enough to get me to read your book multiple times and point At Various Pictures And Laugh Like A various pictures and laugh like a and try to pet some of the animals you *drew because they re so damn cute and start cooing in an especially idiotic baby voice about how frick * because they re so damn cute and start cooing in an especially idiotic baby voice about how frick adorable that angry goddamn monkey isSo hats off to you Suzanne and Max LangSuzanne Lang has written a very simple story with a very simple message that in my opinion very rarely gets center stage in children s picture books Sometimes you are grumpy and there s not a damn thing you can do about it except be grumpy Way too often I find that children s books that focus on feelings feel the need to fix those feelings The bunny is sad and has to do x y and z to get happy again Its incredibly important for children to learn that feeling grumpy or sad is normal and even healthy Taking the emphasis off of correcting a perfectly normal way to feel and putting it on accepting and processing it is just so refreshing to seeIts also handled hilariously Every attempt that gorilla monkey s best bud and neighbor makes to help his friend cheer up is portrayed with a Looney Tunes level of madcap lunacy He s invited to dance up close and personal with the porcupines encouraged to hug someone by a boa constrictor and my personal favorite urged to eat old meat by the scavenger Marabou stork just to name a fewUltimately he blows up at everyone and huffs off by himself where he finally realizes he just needs to be grumpy right nowEverything about this book delighted me Max Lang L day They encourage him not to hunch to smile and to do things that make THEM happy But Jim can’t take all the adviceand has a BIT of a meltdown Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpySuzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity ,

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