I would love to make more of these poems and illustrations that help children deal with their emotions and laugh at them at the same time, like this one.

Grrr and growl

Today I am so grumpy
My belly growls
My legs are jumpy

I try so hard
I try to hide
The grrr and growl
That live inside

But even when
I shut my mouth
The grrr and growl
want to get out!

Finally I hold my breath.
But the grump’ness,
it gets too bad.

Grumpy as never before
I open my mouth and roar:

That feels so good
I am almost in
a better mood.

But just before I end this roar
Let me just
Grrr and growl some more!