Friday, June 08, 2018

Seven top picture books about learning to handle anger

At the BN Kids Blog Angie Brown tagged seven picture books about learning to handle anger, including:
I Was So Mad, by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter does not like it when he is stopped from doing the things he wants to do. He gets MAD. First, his mom doesn’t let him keep frogs in the bathtub. Then, his dad won’t let him play with his sister’s dollhouse. What can Little Critter do? Is there anything fun that’s not off-limits?! And no, he doesn’t want to play in the sandbox, or slide down the slide. This cute picture book is compassionate and understanding of Little Critter’s frustration at being told “No!”, and it also shows how an adult’s saying “Yes” at the right time can make a crucial difference.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue