Book Review: Grumpy Monkey

By Kayla Rochelle April 1, 2021

Recommended for ages 3 - 7 years

Emotions are so big and complicated. Sometimes they arrive for valid reasons and sometimes they arrive for seemingly no reason at all. That’s exactly the topic discussed in the book, ‘Grumpy Monkey’ by Suzanne Lang. When Monkey wakes up one day with a sour puss on his face, all his friends want to know, “Why are you grumpy? Try my method to fix it!”  Despite all of the suggestions, Monkey is simply having a grumpy day. I loved the fun illustrations to help drive home a point we all probably need a reminder about. Emotions, especially big ones don’t always need an explanation or a solution. 

Kayla is a wife, mother and beach-loving book reader. She's a family photographer over at Kayla Rochelle Photography, and organizer of the Facebook group, Little One’s Literary Review. Her love of good books started as a child and only grew with the birth of her own daughters. Kayla's got an undying love of children's books with gorgeous illustrations and moral lessons. 

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