We’ve gotten a lot of new children’s books in the library lately all about being in a bad mood.  I thought why not highlight some of these titles during storytime?  Today we had a lot of fun being grumpy.

To find any of the items used in today’s storytime, just click on the photo of the book.

Books We Shared


We started off with a new release, Crankenstein by Samantha Berger illustrated by Dan Santat.  This fun spin on a classic monster has a character that I’m sure everyone can relate to.  We followed that up with a reading of Grumpy Bird by Jeremy  Tankard, the story of a very grumpy bird and his friends who just won’t let his grumpiness phase them.  It’s a fun and funny read.

Flannelboard Stories

Today we sang along with this flannelboard story all about emotions.

Old MacDonald Felt So Glad Flannelboard

Old MacDonald Felt So Glad
(to tune of “Old MacDonald had a farm”)
Old MacDonald felt so glad
And when he’s glad he sounds like this:
With a HA-HA here and a HA-HA there
Here a HA, there a HA everywhere a HA-HA
Old MacDonald felt so glad.

Repeat this, substituting the following emotions and sounds:
Grumpy = NO NO NO NO NO
Sad = Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
Silly = Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah

Film We Watched



I know I get grumpy when I want to go outside and play and it’s raining.  That’s exactly what happens to Pete.  But Pete’s dad knows exactly how to cheer up this grump — make him into a pizza!

Continue the Fun

Feeling grumpy that storytime is over?  Check out these other bad mood books to read at home!