If you're looking for a book to teach students about feelings and self regulation, you're going to love Grumpy Monkey. This is a must have book for teaching social emotional learning. Students will be laughing throughout the whole story! - Jodi and the Starts With a Story Team
Jim Panzee wakes up one morning feeling grumpy. He is very confused and doesn’t know why he feels this way. The other animals in the jungle try to cheer him up, but Jim keeps insisting that he is not grumpy.
Eventually, the other animals push Jim too far trying to make him happy, and he explodes and runs off. It isn’t until he finally admits that he is feeling grumpy, that he begins to feel better.
Boys and girls will love hearing this funny book about identifying emotions and realizing that it is okay to be grumpy.
While Grumpy Monkey is a great social emotional learning book, it can also teach many academic concepts.
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