Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased

Illustrated by Marcy Ramsey
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 441A480
ISBN: 978-1-59147-480-7
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2006
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Overview

Once upon a time in a faraway jungle, a monkey named Mookey was born without a single hair on his body. No fur, no fleece, not even fuzz.

All of Mookey's family thought he was beautiful. And as he grew, Mookey too loved his own smooth skin. But the day he started school was the day he found out about teasing. His classmates had never seen a monkey with no fur. They stared. They pointed and giggled. They called him Baldy. What was Mookey to do?

A Note to Parents and Teachers by psychologist and author Jane Annunziata discusses the effects of childhood teasing, outlines a wealth of coping strategies for children, and offers guidance to both parents and teachers for responding when children are teased or bullied.

About the Author
Heather Lonczak, PhD, is an educational psychologist with expertise in at-risk youth and positive youth development. She has published a number of scholarly articles focusing on adolescent well-being, and this is her second work of fiction for children. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.
About the Illustrator
The daughter of an artist, Marcy Ramsey grew up with drawing pencils and paintbrushes in her hands, and has illustrated more than 50 books and written stories of her own. She lives on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Reviews & Awards
  • iParenting Media Award Winner!