Mookey the Monkey was born with no fur, not a single hair. His family loves to pat his smooth head and make him fun clothes. But when he starts school, some of his classmates stare and giggle and call him ‘Baldy.’ Mookey thinks acquiring fur is the answer, but his attempts don’t work out the way he imagines. At the urging of the wise owl, Mookey visits his jungle friends, who offer helpful ideas for dealing with teasing and help him realize his own strengths.
Heather Lonczak, Ph.D., is a psychologist with an expertise in at-risk youth and positive youth development. She has published many scholarly articles on topics affecting youth and psychological well-being, including substance abuse, teen pregnancy, family structure, and spirituality/religiosity. This is her first book for children.
Soft cover (Picture book)
Age range 4 – 8