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Grumpy Monkey
Grumpy Monkey | Suzanne Lang
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A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them! Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy? Suzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity to this very important lesson. This picture book is an excellent case study in the dangers of putting on a happy face and demonstrates to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings (though they should be careful of hurting others in the process!).
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ryanme
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Funny and adventurous children's book that lets us all know that it's ok to feel grumpy sometimes 😄 Nice read with great illustrations!

BookDadGirlDad A favorite in this house!! 14mo
BookDadGirlDad And welcome to litsy!!!! 14mo
ryanme @BookDadGirlDad Same! It's an awesome book! 14mo
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ryanme @BookDadGirlDad Thanks! 14mo
Butterfinger Love children's books. 14mo
Butterfinger @LitsyEvents have a lot to offer if you are curious about challenges, swaps, or discussions. Welcome!!! 14mo
mrp27 Such a cute book! Welcome to Litsy. Hope you like it here. 13mo
ryanme @mrp27 Thanks! 13mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Hazel2019 I love this 😊 we all need to be grumpy sometimes 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Clwojick Adorable! 2y
Andrew65 Looks great 👏👏👏 2y
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cozypunk
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So often, we're advised to fix "it" when grumpy or upset. Thankfully, that's not the moral of this story. After several failed attempts, the main characters learn to simply meet their feelings. The illustrations offer humor to several frustrating situations. Great way to introduce meditation or growth mindset. #dw2020reads

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DrSpalding
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LizzettM
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I loved this book! This F story is about a little monkey who is told he looks grumpy over and over by his friends and then he suddenly becomes grumpy and feels bad about feeling down. He finds another friend who is also Grumpy and he tells him that it is a great day to be grumpy and they both start feeling better.

LizzettM I think this book focuses on (8.2) vary demands and resources to optimize challenge. The EL strategy I would use is 17, provide contextual support through audio visuals, models,
demonstrations, realia, body language and facial expressions. This book was New York Times Bestseller.
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/gep/grumpy/grumpy-main
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DrSpalding You don‘t mention the teaching strategy you would use. If you consult the readers theater page of the Google site you will see there is a readers theater for this text. It would work well with your English learner strategy. 3y
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Kayla_C
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The New York Times Best Selling F Picture Book, The Grumpy Monkey is about a monkey who just can‘t have a good day. In his eyes everything is going wrong, and he is just not happy. This book is hilarious, and children would love it and it teaches them how to handle their emotions. This would absolutely work as a RT script and aid students with fluency.

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Kayla_C UDL 5.3 Build fluencies with graduated levels of support for practice and performance goes hand & hand with this book. ESOL strategy 6, continually monitor students‘ comprehension would both be affective while using this book as a reader‘s theatre book in your classroom. Here is a lesson on emotions and activities that would also go hand & hand with this lesson. https://www.manyseasonsofmotherhood.com/grumpy-monkey-theme-unit-activities/ (edited) 3y
ShardaeP Text to text connection: it sounds similar to a book I just read called “Pete the cat and his magic sunglasses”. Pete is having a bad day and the sunglasses make him feel better. Then he has to adjust his feelings in the absence of the glasses. (edited) 3y
Kayla_C I have been wanting to read that book, so I definitely will read it in the next couple of days. 3y
DrSpalding This book looks fantastic! We have a readers theater script of the first in the series on our Google site. Check it out. I love that your peers are making text to text connections! 3y
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phantomx
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An irresistible little book where it's okay to feel grumpy, and to be unsure about where your grumpiness comes from.

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YvetteE
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Grumpy Monkey is a humorous story about a monkey who just can‘t seem to like anything for the day! Everything is wrong, and though Jim Chimpanzee‘s friends try to tell him he is grumpy, he remains in denial, until he comes across another grumpy friend and realizes maybe everyone is right. The illustrations maximize the humorous book, making it a New York Times Best Selling Picture Book. #ucflae3414f19

YvetteE Grumpy Monkey is appropriate for kindergarten level readers. The provided lesson plan includes a model of what students think the monkey would say.
Use multiple tools for construction and composition (5.2)
While also using the hands-on learning ESOL strategy.
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Mwinship This looks like a cute and humorous book! Great for just a great laugh and to get kids laughing. 3y
fabozzia I haven‘t read this book but now I want to! Kids should be aware of their attitude and how their attitude can affect others. This would be a great classroom library book! 3y
DrSpalding Make sure you explicitly note what teaching strategy you would use! You noted them on your Litsy log. On the Google site there is a readers theater of this particular book that works quite well! It is funny and students would enjoy it! 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
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This. Cover. Is. The. Best.

And there‘s a really great story about feelings inside.

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Mary_Dehner
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Grumpy Monkey by: Suzanne Lang and Illustrated by Max Lang is a comical Animal Fantasy book about Mr Grumpy himself: Jim Panzee. This book is awesome for teaching children about handling emotions. Strategies to be included in a RT lesson for grumpy monkey include ESL 6 and UDL. 5.3. Attached is a Readers theatre script for the text. Great for building fluency! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dx8WvhWJ7-TXONpIxWGtFb1nRJVsEkEG-veH1F1yjB4/...

DrSpalding Readers theater and this book worked well! Use grumpy monkey to enhance fluency in your elementary classroom. 3y
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Krisjericho
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Sometimes, despite all the good intentions and advice, you just have to be grumpy. Jim Panzee has a day where nothing is right, and he just has to ride that wave. Super cute and funny.

wanderinglynn I love his expression. 👍🏻😂😂😂 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! my lo too! 4y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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The first that came to mind for #bestbookfriendship for me was definitely Calvin & Hobbes! I love those two! But I'd also like to share one of my fav reads with my LO recently (tagged book), showing us that it's ok to not be in our best moods sometimes. Your best buddy will understand & will love you just the way you are, others that don't, don't matter anyway :)

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BooksandCats14 Awwwww it looks like such a lovely and cute book 🐵 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz It is!! We love this book so much! My LO keeps asking me to read it over and over! 😅 4y
vkois88 That's awesome. 4y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 😘😘😘 4y
BiblioLitten It‘s so heartwarming, makes me miss my friends. ❤️ 4y
thebluestocking Aww. I love this. ❤️ 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @BiblioLitten yes I agree its so heartwarming! Isn't it great to have friends who accept you for who you are and lets you be even when you aren't at your best self? 😊 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking me too 😊❤️ 4y
BiblioLitten @Jee_HookedOnBookz Absolutely! 🥰 4y
Crazeedi ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
KatieMiller My boy loves this one 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @KatieMiller me and my LO too! It's such a heartwarming story! 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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@BookishMarginalia and I both loved this book about not being able to pinpoint why you feel a certain way and how there‘s nothing other people can do to improve your mood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StellarDoc Oh my gosh, that face! I'm pretty sure I've made that face before. Probably really early in the morning. 4y
Tonton My face before coffee 4y
JackOBotts Love this! Such a cute story about emotion. 4y
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BookishMarginalia It‘s an amazing book! 4y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Want! Thanks for sharing! 4y
LibrarianRyan I love this book. 4y
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Sassy_Steph
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AppRently some days it‘s okay to be grumpy! This book was cute! Feel your feelings!!!