The hilarious#1New York Timesbestsellingpicture 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?
"Max Lang’sbright watercolorsof animals doing their thing are winning accompaniments to the narrative’s welcome message thatit’s OK to be down sometimes." —School Library Journal
"Suzanne Lang'sencouragement to sit with your emotions(thus allowing them to pass) is nearly Buddhist in its take, and it will be great bibliotherapy for the crabby, cranky, and cross. Oscar-nominated animator Max Lang's cartoony illustrations lighten the mood without making light of Jim's mood; Jim has comically long arms, and his facial expressions arequite funny." —Kirkus Reviews
"Crisp illustrationsfeaturing a broad cast of animated, boldly colored animals against white backgrounds (except a bright red page when Jim really loses it) will draw readers into Jim’s situation until thereassuring outcome. Although their helpfulness is part of the problem, the animals areenthusiastic, kind-hearted soulstrying to be good friends." —Booklist
"A monkey learns to ride out a wave of emotion in thisreassuring picture book about feelings." —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Suzanne Lang is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellingGrumpy Monkey, as well as several other titles. When Suzanne is not working on books, she writes and produces children's television.
MAX LANG is an animation director, storyboard artist, character designer, and illustrator. He codirected the adaptation ofThe Gruffalo,which was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA, as well as the adaptation of the picture bookRoom on the Broom,which has won numerous awards including the Cristal for Best TV Production at this year's Annecy Animation Festival.
Age Range:3 - 7 years
Grade Level:Preschool - 2
Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers (May 15, 2018)