When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

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Oh is Sophie ever angry now! Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

"Bang's double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors...reveal the drama of the child's emotions." - SLJ

"...an elegant and thought-provoking book for...children learning how to deal with emotions." - NY Times Book Review

"Bang's evocatively illustrated book suggests no quick fixes; she treats childhood emotions with respect." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Bang captures the intensity of Sophie's feelings with strong, broadly brushed forms and colors: images of flames and a volcano; blue eyes glaring up from a red background that looks as if it's exploding; then harmonious, leafy greens and browns; and concluding scenes of domestic amity....Sophie finds a way to cope with her anger, quite laudably, without a helping adult hand." -- Kirkus Reviews

A Caldecott Honor Book

Charlotte Zolotow Award

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... Ten, Nine, Eight; and The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

paperback: 0.1" H x 9.96" L x 7.84" W

hardcover: 0.36" H x 10.1" L x 9.44" W 

40 pages