Everyone feels grumpy occasionally. And sometimes all you need is the time and space to feel grumpy. This book is a silly and gentle reminder to let kids (and adults!) feel their emotions. Here is much-needed story to show us that tomorrow will be a better day, and being a good friend means not only trying to help, but also just being supportive.— Tildy
A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them!
Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?
Suzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity to this very important lesson. This picture book is an excellent case study in the dangers of putting on a happy face and demonstrates to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings (though they should be careful of hurting others in the process!).
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 & television from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
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 this year's Annecy Animation Festival.