Sometimes I Am Furious (Hardcover)
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One small girl can have BIG feelings, in this hilarious and reassuring picture book about how tough it can be being – and having – a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger.
Life is all fun and games when everything's going your way. But some days, suddenly, something becomes horribly UNFAIR. A melting ice cream cone, a too-tight T-shirt, a boy who doesn't share... it's enough to make you FURIOUS. But as this little girl discovers, it's nothing that a deep breath, a happy song, and a good cuddle can't sort out.
You won't be furious reading this funny, friendly, and relatable book for young children (and their parents) about strong emotions and how to handle them.
About the Author
Timothy Knapman studied history at Oxford. Since then, he has spent his time writing plays, musicals, songs, operas and children's books.
He has written over sixty books, including the best-selling Dinosaurs in the Supermarket and Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates.
Joe Berger is a cartoonist, children's author, and illustrator. He has illustrated over thirty children’s books for other authors, and written/illustrated two graphic novels.
"Humorous art supports the rhyming verse with bold, eye-catching, thick-lined graphics. Kudos to Knapman and Berger for making it clear that feeling anger—especially at perceived unfairness—is fine; what’s important is finding ways to calm down before a meltdown."—Kirkus Reviews
"Knapman and Berger ... offer standard self-regulation advice by way of their young exemplar: seek out an empathic adult... and try some grounding exercises... While 24-7 equilibrium may not be possible, the creators suggest that knowing it’s within reach can be a big comfort."—Publishers Weekly
"In this charming UK picture book import, our narrator’s cute, unassuming attire... comically mismatches the pure childhood-tantrum wrath of exaggerated downturned eyebrows and a glare so intense it practically burns through the page... The text’s rhyming couplets are smoothly read aloud and make this an ideal choice for a storytime that will have its audience in giggles and maybe inspire some introspection about how to deal with big emotions."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books