Book Launch for Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed with Suzanne and Max Lang - via Zoom
When life gives you oranges... SQUEEZE!
Join New York Times bestselling creative pair Suzanne and Max Lang for the launch of their new Grumpy Monkey graphic novel! This book is perfect for young readers ages 5 and up.
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About Grumpy Monkey Freshly Squeezed: In the first book in this new young graphic novel series, Jim Panzee, star of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grumpy Monkey, searches for the perfect orange stress ball.
It's Wednesday! Which means it's time for Jim Panzee's weekly Wednesday walk. He wakes up, stretches a little, grabs his stress orange, and sets off. Jim's favorite part of the walk is the blissful silence. When he's alone, he can hear all the jungle sounds. Until . . . his best buddy, Norman, decides to join him. And before he knows it, Jim is followed by every animal in the jungle. It's all just too much.
Jim grabs his stress orange to calm his nerves . . . but when he squeezes a bit too hard, the stress orange goes squish. So Jim and his not-so-helpful friends must cross the jungle to get another stress orange before it is too late!
A laugh-out-loud chapter book graphic novel about how to handle all of life's ups and downs.
About the author: Suzanne Lang produces, develops, and writes children's television. Formerly with Cartoon Network, she is presently the story editor of an animated comedy series for Cake Entertainment and Copa Studios. Suzanne has a BFA in film and television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
About the illustrator: Max Lang is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He codirected the adaptation of The Gruffalo, which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as the adaptation of the picture book Room on the Broom, which has won numerous awards, including the Cristal for Best TV Production at the Annecy Animation Festival.
Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time
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