Grumpy Monkey Oh, No! Christmas

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What is the worst Christmas you can remember? What happened that made it so terrible? Grumpy Monkey is back and he’s as funny as ever in this fantastic book about a very miserable Christmas. The weather is crummy, and nothing is going right. Then Jim has had it when everyone tries to help him feel festive.

The text was great! This is a much better sequel to the original book featuring Grumpy Monkey. It was very funny, and it stayed that way until the climax of Jim getting frustrated with people trying to help him feel a certain way.

The illustrations were great! I love the style that has been used for the characters and the setting. It’s just a great jungle setting.

My eight-year-old son liked that the story was about Christmas. I think he related to feeling grumpy about things that other people think are fun, but you don’t.

I think these books are great at helping kids have a good laugh but also understand that those big feelings of frustration or being grumpy are okay. It’s okay to have other feelings besides being happy.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Random House Studio
Publish Date 14-Sep-2021
ISBN 9780593306093 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Children's