Grumpy Monkey Play All Day

Illustrated by Max Lang
Hardcover
$19.99 US
On sale Sep 24, 2024 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-70928-3
The New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series returns with another delightful picture book featuring a stubborn Jim Panzee who only wants to play all day and ignore everything else. Children and parents alike will relate to this silly book about procrastination.

One fine morning, Jim Panzee wakes up and decides that all he's going to do is play all day. Whether it's tidying his branch, finding bananas for lunch, or even taking a bathroom break, Jim wiggles out of it. For him nothing is more important than having fun. Like so many kids, Jim is great at avoiding his responsibilities.

Instead, Jim Panzee spends time swinging with the monkeys, singing with the birds, and rolling around with the zebras. When his friends return home, Jim finds new animal friends so he can keep on playing. But by the end of the day, when Jim is dirty, itchy, and hungry, his best pal Norman patiently tells him “Too much of anything can be, well, too much.”

In a world where most kids would love to spend all their time playing, Jim Panzee finds out what happens when that’s all you do.
Suzanne Lang is the author of the New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey, as well as several other titles. When Suzanne is not working on books, she writes and produces children’s television. View titles by Suzanne Lang
MAX LANG is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He co-directed the film adaptation of the picture book The Gruffalo, which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as the Oscar-nominated adaptation of the picture book Room on the Broom, which has won numerous awards, including the Cristal for Best TV Production at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. View titles by Max Lang

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The New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series returns with another delightful picture book featuring a stubborn Jim Panzee who only wants to play all day and ignore everything else. Children and parents alike will relate to this silly book about procrastination.

One fine morning, Jim Panzee wakes up and decides that all he's going to do is play all day. Whether it's tidying his branch, finding bananas for lunch, or even taking a bathroom break, Jim wiggles out of it. For him nothing is more important than having fun. Like so many kids, Jim is great at avoiding his responsibilities.

Instead, Jim Panzee spends time swinging with the monkeys, singing with the birds, and rolling around with the zebras. When his friends return home, Jim finds new animal friends so he can keep on playing. But by the end of the day, when Jim is dirty, itchy, and hungry, his best pal Norman patiently tells him “Too much of anything can be, well, too much.”

In a world where most kids would love to spend all their time playing, Jim Panzee finds out what happens when that’s all you do.

Author

Suzanne Lang is the author of the New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey, as well as several other titles. When Suzanne is not working on books, she writes and produces children’s television. View titles by Suzanne Lang
MAX LANG is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He co-directed the film adaptation of the picture book The Gruffalo, which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as the Oscar-nominated adaptation of the picture book Room on the Broom, which has won numerous awards, including the Cristal for Best TV Production at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. View titles by Max Lang

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