Beginning-to-Read – Big Feelings
by Mary Lindeen
Anger can be such a tough and overwhelming emotion for kids. It can burst upon them and beg to be released. Learning to cope with this emotion when young will serve kids throughout their lives.
This entry in an on-going series for beginning readers is a welcome one. Through photos and text, children are helped to understand this primal emotion and learn ways to manage it. The author points out that it is fine to feel angry but that some responses to this overwhelming emotion can be problematic. Readers then see how much better it feels when anger has been channeled in a helpful way (play drums, draw an angry picture, talk to someone).
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.