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!).
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on May 15, 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0553537865
ISBN-13: 9780553537864
1 Book Review
  • spacepenguin
    spacepenguinover 3 years22 stars
    I did not really like this book. I only read it because the title sounded fun and it was on a summer reading list. It's about a monkey who is very grumpy. Everyone thinks he's grumpy but he says, "I'M NOT GRUMPY!" It ends with his friend being grumpy because he danced with a porcupine and got spikes on him. So they are both grumpy.