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Grumpy Monkey Too Many Bugs

Illustrated by Max Lang
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$5.99 US
6"W x 9"H x 0.1"D   | 3 oz | 96 per carton
On sale Jun 04, 2024 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-43467-3
Age 4-6 years | Preschool - 1
Reading Level: Lexile 490L | Fountas & Pinnell J
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Jim Panzee, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series is very grumpy when his best friend Norman is too busy with his ever-expanding bug collection to play.

When Norman shows Jim his pet butterfly, Butterfly-Butterfly, Jim is suitably impressed, especially when Norman spouts butterfly facts.  Then Norman adds Beetle-Beetle 1 and Beetle-Beetle 2 and so many more to his menagerie. Now Norman spends all his time feeding and caring for his pets and doesn’t have time to play.  Grumpy Monkey Jim feels left out.  And when all the bugs have babies, Jim declares that Norman has too many and persuades his friend to set them free. But then Norman sees a ladybug…

Simple bug facts, easy-to-read words, and dynamic and humor-filled illustrations will lead young readers to a lifelong love of books.

Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell engaging stories. They are perfect for children 4-6 who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
"An ­energetic early reader with humorous ­illustrations that young readers will return to again and again." —School Library Journal
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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Jim Panzee, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey series is very grumpy when his best friend Norman is too busy with his ever-expanding bug collection to play.

When Norman shows Jim his pet butterfly, Butterfly-Butterfly, Jim is suitably impressed, especially when Norman spouts butterfly facts.  Then Norman adds Beetle-Beetle 1 and Beetle-Beetle 2 and so many more to his menagerie. Now Norman spends all his time feeding and caring for his pets and doesn’t have time to play.  Grumpy Monkey Jim feels left out.  And when all the bugs have babies, Jim declares that Norman has too many and persuades his friend to set them free. But then Norman sees a ladybug…

Simple bug facts, easy-to-read words, and dynamic and humor-filled illustrations will lead young readers to a lifelong love of books.

Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell engaging stories. They are perfect for children 4-6 who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Praise

"An ­energetic early reader with humorous ­illustrations that young readers will return to again and again." —School Library Journal

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