Article Title

Grumpy Monkey


Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Monkey, Animals, Moods, Friends, Gorilla, Choice

Document Type

Book Review


All of Jim Panzee's friends think he is grumpy and tell him so. Jim insists to each of his friends that he is NOT grumpy. Everything is just off. He tries to fake a good mood with a big smile and raised eyebrows, and all kinds of fun activities, but nothing changes how he feels inside. He feels bad for yelling at everyone and he thinks his friend, Norman the gorilla, might be grumpy too, but the gorilla had a sore tush from a porcupine. Norman and Jim decide that it is a good day to be grumpy. They start to feel a little better.