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10 Books About Grinches, Grouches, and Humbugs

    Bernice Gets Carried Away

    Bernice Gets Carried Away - Hannah E. Harrison

    A grumpy cat grabs all of the balloons and floats into the sky, where she sees that her problems are not so big, after all.
    Crankenstein

    Crankenstein - Samantha Berger

    A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day.
    Goodnight, Grizzle Grump!

    Goodnight, Grizzle Grump! - Aaron Blecha

     A grumpy grizzly bear searches for the perfect place to hibernate.
    Grump, Groan, Growl

    Grump, Groan, Growl - Bell Hooks

    Rhythmic text exposes a bad mood on the prowl.
    How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?

    How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad? - Jane Yolen

     Illustrations and rhyming text explore some of the things that dinosaurs might do when they are angry.
    I Love it When You Smile

    I Love it When You Smile - Sam McBratney

    A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile. 
    Llama Llama Mad at Mama

    Llama Llama Mad at Mama - Anna Dewdney

    A young llama gets angry and makes a mess at the store. 
    My No, No, No, Day!

    My No, No, No, Day! - Rebecca Patterson

    After having a day in which nothing is right, Bella talks about having a more cheerful day tomorrow.
    Rude Cakes

    Rude Cakes - Rowboat Watkins

    A story about a rude cake who never says please or thank you, and a Giant Cyclops who is polite.
    Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie

    Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie - Norton Juster

    With her moods changing every minute, Nanna and Poppy have to be prepared to call their rambunctious granddaughter the right nickname.
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