Following a Monkey’s Day at the Zoo

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Children’s book tells a tale of a monkey’s encounters with various onlookers.

How do zoo animals feel when people watch their every move? English teacher and now author Jackie Kienzle answers this question as she pens It’s a Monkey’s Life, a vibrant children’s picture book made available through Xlibris.

Told through a monkey’s point of view, this book examines the daily grind at the zoo. Barraged by onlookers, the monkey is forced to battle wits with the humans. He devises a plan to engage in combat as he becomes tired of having to perform on cue. Determined not to relinquish control, the monkey ignores the crowd—until a freckle-faced boy catches his attention.

A book for the young and the young at heart, this touching and sometimes inspiring read imparts the valuable lesson of friendship and compassion. For more information on It’s a Monkey’s Life, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Jackie Kienzle has taught English at both the secondary and collegiate levels. This is her first children’s book. It has been her dream to publish a book; after a sudden medical condition almost robbed her of her life, she decided not to shelve the dream any longer. She is the proud mother of two children, Gavin and Morgan.

It's a Monkey's Life * by Jackie Kienzle
Publication Date: January 20, 2011
Picture Book; $21.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4568-4352-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 32 pages; 978-1-4568-4353-3

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