When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry
The Barnes & Noble Review Everybody gets angry sometimes. But it's not always easy to cope with this emotion especially for kids. Now, Caldecott Honor illustrator Molly Bang delivers a thoughtful, simple story filled with exquisite illustrations to help parents and children... show more
The Barnes & Noble Review Everybody gets angry sometimes. But it's not always easy to cope with this emotion especially for kids. Now, Caldecott Honor illustrator Molly Bang delivers a thoughtful, simple story filled with exquisite illustrations to help parents and children understand how to handle the common problem of anger. Little Sophie's experiences why she gets angry and what she does to express herself and find comfort can open up a dialogue between parents and children, and teach kids how to manage their anger...and thrive. When Sophie's sister swipes the toy gorilla she's been playing with, Sophie gets upset. To make matters worse, Sophie trips over another toy and falls. Now Sophie's angry. Her first reaction is rage: "She kicks. She screams. She wants to smash the world to smithereens. She roars a red, red roar." The fiery illustrations further convey Sophie's anger: Molly Bang uses a palette of intense orange and red hues and depicts Sophie's "roar" with a stream of fire coming out of her mouth, destroying everything in its path. This image as well as that of Sophie as a volcano, ready to explode is very effective and brings Sophie's anger to life. Finally Sophie races outside and runs until she's completely exhausted. Then she cries for a while. These are effective means of dealing with her anger, and she releases the worst of her rage in the process. Then Sophie starts to notice the comfort of nature that surrounds her. She climbs a tree and "she feels the breeze blow her hair. She watches the water and the waves."Consequently,Molly Bang's illustrations become more soothing colored in white, greens, and blues as Sophie appears to calm down. When Sophie feels better, she returns home to the loving welcome of her family. By observing how Sophie reacts to and copes with her anger,
Publish date: March 1st 1999
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Picture Books
This book is about a little girl named Sophie who gets really, really angry when her sister snatches one of her toys away. I think this book would be perfect to read in a Kindergarten classroom. This story gives kindergartners something to relate to; not wanting to share. It also gives them some ins...
My daughter's favorite book! :)
When I first saw the cover of this book I didn't think I was going to be very impressed by the artwork inside. But I liked it a little better than I was expecting - sort of van Gogh-esque. But Caldecott worthy? I'm not so sure.....So, while I was reasonably impressed with the illustrations, I was...
Sophie becomes very angry, pitches a good fit. She runs away, finds a quiet place and allows the "wide world" to calm her emotions. Illustrator makes great use of color to show the emotions