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Funny monkey Jim Panzee, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, tries to show emerging readers how to get rid of a bad mood.
Grumpy Monkey Jim Panzee wakes up one morning and decides that it’s time for a new Jim. He asks his jungle friends to get him so mad that he can get rid of all his grumpy feelings. It seems to work until his friend Norman reminds Jim that it’s best just to be himself, grumps and all.
Easy-to-read words and colorful illustrations will hook young readers on the lifelong habit of reading.
Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
About the Author
Suzanne Lang is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series. Her other titles include All Kinds of Families and Hooray for Kids. When she's not working on books, Suzanne writes and produces animated television series. Suzanne loves animals (especially cats and monkeys) and chocolate (especially with praline filling).
Max Lang is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He has illustrated all of the Grumpy Monkey books, and his animated films have earned him numerous awards including two Emmys, a BAFTA, and two Oscar nominations. Max loves reptiles and amphibians and often sneaks them into the backgrounds of his illustrations.