When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (storybook)

When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry (storybook)

“When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry” by Molly Bang is a profound and visually striking children’s book that delves into the complex emotions of anger and frustration. The story centres around Sophie, a young girl who experiences a surge of anger when her turn to play with a toy is interrupted by her sister. This incident triggers an intense emotional response in Sophie, leading her to run out of the house into the woods as a way of coping with her overwhelming feelings.

As Sophie ventures into the natural world, her journey is depicted with vibrant, expressive illustrations that vividly capture the tumultuous nature of her emotions. The forest acts as a sanctuary for Sophie, where the beauty and tranquillity of nature help to soothe her anger. Trees, rocks, and wildlife are portrayed in a way that mirrors Sophie’s emotional transition from anger to calmness.

Molly Bang uses this narrative to explore the theme of anger management in children, showing that it is normal to feel angry and that there are healthy ways to deal with intense emotions. The story acknowledges the physical and emotional aspects of anger, such as the hot, explosive feelings that Sophie experiences, and then gently guides the reader towards understanding how quiet and solitude can provide a space for cooling down and reflecting.

The book also touches on the importance of returning to one’s family and the reassurance of love and normalcy after an intense emotional episode. When Sophie returns home, her family is there to welcome her, symbolising the enduring safety and support of familial love.

Overall, “When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry” is a valuable resource for parents, educators, and caregivers. It not only provides a relatable story for children to understand and express their emotions but also serves as a tool to discuss anger and healthy ways to manage it. The book’s vivid illustrations and sensitive storytelling make it a standout choice for teaching emotional intelligence and coping strategies to young readers.



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Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse: A Story of Emotions, Behaviour, and Learning in the Classroom

The book tells the story of Lilly, a young mouse who struggles with her emotions when her beloved new purse causes a disruption at school. The book gently guides children through understanding the consequences of their actions and the importance of listening to others. It teaches key lessons in patience, empathy, and the significance of apologising when one’s actions inadvertently cause upset.

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