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The hilarious New York Times bestselling 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!).
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 1|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Penguin Random House LLC|
|Imprint||Penguin Random House LLC|
|Number of Pages||40|
Illustrator: Max Lang
Max Lang is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. His work has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, and has won numerous other awards.
Author: Suzanne Lang
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.