A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Facts about primates, the desert, and lots of word repetition for sight readers.
Be humble enough to admit when you've done something wrong and to apologize.
Positive Role Models
Jim and his friends eventually talk about their feelings and work together to find a solution to problems.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grumpy Monkey: Who Threw That? is an entertaining graphic novel from Suzanne Lang and Max Lang that combines dry, giggly humor and fantastic illustrations. Woven into the funny dialogue and colorful images are lessons about communication, teamwork, and honesty -- and none so overbearing that young readers will be distracted by good life lessons. Included in the book is a recipe for an easy dessert, information about primates, and more.
Is It Any Good?
Immersive illustrations and witty words make this graphic novel fun for early readers and their adults reading aloud. Grumpy Monkey: Who Threw That? is great for those new to chapter books, and brings along all kinds of life lessons about honesty, good communication, teamwork, and understanding what's really important. There are facts about primates and a delicious, easy recipe for treats that young readers can make.
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