• 9780807594346
  • March 2015

Other Places to Buy


  • Simple descriptions of situations which provoke anger in young children, e.g., sibling rivalry, parental annoyance, school difficulties, etc. The message—that these feelings are normal—is deftly handled, and each vignette is accompanied with humorous pen-and-ink drawings. A good choice for sharing with an individual child or for classroom use.

    - School Library Journal

  • A catalogue of woes that will certainly evoke recognition on the part of young listeners (and adult readers-aloud), and may have a therapeutic effect…Mother says, at the end, that it’s not bad to get mad, everybody does sometimes, and Father describes how he feels when he gets mad; the book ends with the words and music of the song Father sings, “There was a man and he was mad,” a humorous ending to a serious topic treated lightly but with firm sympathy.

    - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books


Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 SL.K.1,2


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.50