- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Tigerace Books (19 October 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925635775
- ISBN-13: 978-1925635775
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 268 g
- Customer Reviews: 25 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Anger Volcano - A Book about Anger for Kids Hardcover – 19 October 2017
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“A great, rhyming book for young children about how to deal with anger.”—Biblio Filer (5 out of 5 stars)
“A clever book that uses verses and illustrations. Enjoyable for children and as an example of quality illustrations. The poetic text can also stand on its own.”—JD DeHart (5 out of 5 stars)
This book “is for children aged 4–10 who have difficulty controlling their temper, with the idea that the rhymes used can be memorable for children and may cause them to stop and think before their anger 'explodes'. I think the idea behind this book is great, and the rhymes are nice and simple and very catchy. [It] can be coloured in and therefore may make a good distraction aid for children in times of anger and outbursts...”—Laura Hainsworth (4 out of 5 stars)
“An excellent book for teaching young learners about impulse control and mindfulness.”—Rogene Carter, educator
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“Next time you’re about to blow your stack,
Try to hold the lava back,
Practice the tricks to learn the knack…
Try counting backwards from ten or twenty.
Try to spell 'experimentally'.
Take five deep breaths and blow out gently.”
Simple, three-line rhymes like these on each page, illustrated with some intricate black and white drawings, explain clearly what it feels like when your head’s about to explode because people or circumstances are driving you nuts!
We’ve all been there and felt like that, and some of us have never quite figured out how not to blow up and make matters worse.
After all, standing in a lava flow, as one of the pictures shows, isn’t very comfortable for the person who’s at the foot of the volcano!
I know one little boy who says “Angus” (from the movie “Inside Out”) is angry in his head when he’s getting cranky. He’s found a way to express how he’s feeling using some outside help.
While this seems very simple and basic, I bet there are plenty of kids who would benefit from comparing their frustration and impatience with a volcano about to erupt. And the pictures showing the top of a head with all kinds of conflicting arrows and Yes No spilling out is probably just what they feel like.
This may help them describe how they feel and it may give them a little something to settle those feelings down.
[This is another children’s book that should find its way into the hands of some of the adults who don’t seemed to have learned how to behave, too! But I digress.]
Thanks to NetGalley and Tigerace books for the preview copy from which I’ve quoted.
I should add that it's illustrated in black-and-white so that pictures can be coloured in - a great idea for helping kids let off a little steam, too.