Little one got the grumps? Cheer up your tantrum-prone tot with these brilliant books, full of spirited characters and hilarious antics. They’ll bring some laughter into even the worst of days and will turn that little frown, upside-down.
Pom Pom gets the Grumps by Sophy Henn | Puffin
From the moment Pom Pom wakes up nothing seems to go quite right. He can’t find his favourite blanket and his baby brother is playing with his toys. Everything in this day just makes Pom Pom grumpier and grumpier! But he soon finds his big bad mood leaves him rather lonely. Is there still time to apologise to his friends? Have fun making Pom Pom’s grumpy sounds (HRUMMPH!) and you’ll find your grumpy little one cheered up in no time.
Grumpy Frog by Ed Vere | Puffin
Grumpy Frog loves three things: the colour green, hopping and winning. But when things don’t quite go his way, he finds himself getting very grumpy. The newest addition to Ed Vere’s wonderful collection of picture books, Grumpy Frog has a fantastic combination of humour and quirky illustrations that will soon have your little one forgetting what gave them the grumps in the first place.
The Wrong Side of the Bed by Edward Ardizzone | Puffin
Having a tantrum or two in a day can be very tiresome. This wordless Puffin picture book is the perfect book to flick through together, while you calm your tired ones down. The beautiful cross-hatched illustrations are full of intricate detail to spark your little one’s imagination and let them tell their own story.
I Want My Dinner! by Tony Ross | Andersen
After having a few too many outbursts, The Little Princess soon discovers a more effective way to get what she wants - good manners. Once she’s mastered her pleases and her thank yous, she soon sets about trying to teach others these skills, including a very rude monster. This bright tale is the perfect remedy for any little princes and princesses struggling with their manners.
My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson | Jonathan Cape
Bella’s woken up in a bad mood – she just can’t stop shouting. First, it’s a broken biscuit, then it’s an itchy foot – everything is irritating her today. In fact, she’s been yelling so much that by the end of the day she’s absolutely exhausted. But then Bella realises that there’s one thing that could make it better. If your little one has been having a shouting kind of day too, then this might be the story for you!
Angry Arthur by Hiawyn Oram | Andersen
When Arthur is told he can’t stay up late he suddenly becomes very angry. So angry in fact, that his tantrum begins to takes on a life of its own. First, it becomes a great thunderstorm, then a typhoon, a hurricane, and finally a full universe-quake. This beautifully illustrated book is a valuable tool that will help your tots understand their emotions, with an important message about controlling anger.