Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Illustrated by: Nancy C+-?--+te
Paperback: 32 page(s)
Age Range: 4 - 7
Ontario curriculum: Language - Reading...Social Studies - People and Environments
Anger is a scary emotion for young children, their parents, and caregivers. As this little bunny experiences the things that make her angry, she also learns ways to deal with her anger--ways that won't hurt others.
From The Critics:
School Library Journal
Through simple language, a young rabbit relates the things that make her angry and the positive ways in which she can deal with her emotions. The situations are realistic and will strike a familiar chord with most children-being ridiculed on the playground, having to stop a favorite activity to do a chore, not being able to get a drawing right, losing a ball game. Although the narrator may want to lash out, she knows that "feeling like I want to is not the same as doing it." She describes several ways to react that won't hurt anyone, such as removing herself from the situation, engaging in physical activity, or talking things over with an adult. While the text reads at times like a loosely veiled lesson, the message hits home. Featuring a cast of animals dressed as people, Cote's vibrant paintings skillfully convey the feelings of the characters and add significantly to the child appeal. Outdoor and indoor scenes alike are filled with eye-catching textures, colorful patterns, and interesting details.