Grumpy Monkey Up All Night is a part of the Grumpy Monkey collection.
Grumpy Monkey Up All Night was back in the fun story before going to bed about facing disappointment when you didn’t do what you wanted to do with all the best sellers in the New York Times.
“What’s the matter?” said his mother. Grumpy Monkey was feeling very sad and could hardly talk.
He didn’t feel like playing anymore, not even with his toy monkey friend that he loved to play with.
“I’m very disappointed,” he finally whispered, “because I can’t read all the good books in the world.”
His mother kissed him on top of his head and said kindly, “Maybe one day you will get around to reading them.”
Grumpy Monkey felt better after hearing this and left for school happily.
“Where’s the happy monkey?” said his teacher.
Grumpy Monkey just smiled and sat down at his desk. He was ready for another day of school.
“I’m going to write a book one day,” he whispered to the disappointed little girl in the desk next to him as she started to turn the page of a book. “My book will be about me and how I climb trees, eat bananas, and help people.” The girl smiled back at him happily. She couldn’t wait to read it when it came out. She said, “I’m going to write a book about me and my dog. My dog can run so fast that he will be a good character in my book too.”
“I’m going to write a book about this teacher,” said the teacher.
“What are you going to say?” asked Grumpy Monkey. “That I’m always grumpy and don’t want you to read my book?” “No,” she said, laughing at him. “I’ll tell everyone that I love children.” That wasn’t true, but the children didn’t care because they all wanted to read her book. When they got home from school, everyone was waiting for her book with their parents.