Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps
by Sophy Henn
Uh oh. Pom Pom Panda wakes up on the wrong side of the bed! He immediately has the grumps. And it seems that the day just keeps getting worse and worse. No blankey, soggy cereal, bad hair day?!? Ugh! His bad day escalates at playtime at school where he does NOT want to play with anybody. But after finally going off on his friends, he starts to feel a little different.
This is a great book to start a conversation about bad moods. Sometimes they can start for no reason at all and just be reinforced by every little thing that goes wrong in your day. Sometimes… you just have THE GRUMPS! It’s a great term, and this book shows that it’s ok to get the grumps every once in a while. Eventually, they fade away and you are able to happily play with your friends again. It’s also important to understand that other people can get the grumps too, and you might have to give them some time and space to figure things out.
Plus, Pom Pom is adorable. The illustrations in this book really pop, and the expressions are easy to read. Love it!