I’m Not Grumpy!

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang In a world that often encourages us to put on a happy face and always look on the bright side, Suzanne Lang’s “Grumpy Monkey” takes a refreshingly honest approach to the complexities of human emotions. This delightful picture book introduces us to Jim Panzee, a lovable monkey who wakes up […]

Gum in Your Hair and Other Bad Things…

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst Children are sent messages all day telling them to keep their emotions in check. Don’t cry too much. Don’t be too loud. Don’t be angry. Be happy. Stop being sad. Given that, why would we be surprised to find ourselves as adults […]

Wisdom in the Deep Dark Woods

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler Oh Readers…what’s not to love about a classic like The Gruffalo. This magical world created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is one of the most beloved books of children for the past 25 years. (I think a few parents, teachers, and aunties can also admit to […]