Grumpy Monkey Up All Night

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Grumpy Monkey, Jim Panzee, is back with an all new story about going to spend time with his family. He is bringing his friend Norman along to a family sleepover. Things are going fine until Jim’s little brother Tim shows up. Will Jim and Tim be at odds, or will they be able to find something they agree on?

Text: The text is great. Just the right amount for a picture book. I love the dialogue. Jim and Norman’s character voice are wonderful. I love that most of the text is dialogue. It makes it a lot of fun.

Plot: I like the discussion of family tiffs. It is something kids deal with, with relatives and friends. It’s a great topic to cover. I love how it was done in a fun and funny way.

Illustrations: I love the style of illustrations. It really seems to fit jungle animals well. I like the choice of white backgrounds sometimes, and filled in other times. The expressions of the characters add lots of great humor. I love the foreshadowing in the illustrations even before the title page. Well done.

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Author Suzanne Lang
Star Count 5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Random House Children's Books
Publish Date 2020-Sep-29
ISBN 9780593119754 Buy this Book
Issue January 2021
Category Children's