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, but to smile and do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can’t take all the advice. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?
Suzanne Lang is the author of the New York Times
bestselling Grumpy 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 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.
"Bright watercolors of animals doing their thing are winning accompaniments to the narrative’s welcome message that it’s OK to be down sometimes
." —School Library Journal "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." —Kirkus Reviews
"Crisp illustrations featuring a broad cast of animated, boldly colored animals
...will draw readers into Jim’s situation until the reassuring outcome. " —Booklist
picture book about feelings." —Publishers Weekly