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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!) .

About the Author

Suzanne Lang

Suzanne Lang works in children's books and television. She is a producer for Nickelodeon International's animated shorts program and previously worked for Cartoon Network. Her first book, "Families, Families, Families!" was illustrated by her husband, Max Lang, and published by Random House in Spring 2015. Suzanne and Max's second picture book, "Hooray for Kids!" was released in March 2016. Their third book - "Grumpy Monkey" - will be published by Random House in May 2018. Suzanne loves animals (especially cats and monkeys) and chocolate (especially with praline filling) .

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