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5 Great Monkey Picture Books

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Monkeys! These silly animals are so fun to read about!

Here is a list of 5 picture books I found

on Amazon for you and your little reader.

Just click on the picture!

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1. Grumpy Monkey by Suzanna Lang

The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about a chimpanzee in a very bad mood--perfect for young children learning how to deal with confusing feelings.

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 have lots of suggestions for how to make him feel better. 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 on emotional literacy, demonstrating to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings.

2. Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl

Little Monkey is having a bad day. After a major melt down, he goes to his room and uses some coping techniques to calm down.

3. Manny Monkey Only Wants Bananas by Vea Lewis

Manny Monkey is a picky eater. He eats ten bananas every day! His Mom asks him to try just one new food each day. Learn to try new foods and count with Manny as he explores the great big world of tasty treats.

4. Hug by Jez Alborough

"Alborough celebrates the pleasure of giving and receiving good hugs, as well as the joy inherent in finding just the right word." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Bobo needs a hug. But his friends don't seem to understand. "Hug," he implores, time and again. Time and again his puzzled pals—from the smallest chameleon to the tallest giraffe—shrug and cuddle with their jungle mothers. As the lonely chimp's plea escalates, his friends grow concerned. Can the elephants lead Bobo to his heart's desire?

5. Me and the Monkeys by Stephanie Dorn

A family vacation to the rainforest sparks the imagination of a young child as she considers a better way of life living with the monkeys. From swinging in the treetops to non-stop play, the idea of a world without rules or responsibilities is appealing, exciting and ideal. Or is it....?

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