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When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry [Hardcover]

By Molly Bang (Author) & Molly Bang (Illustrator)
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Item description for When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry by Molly Bang...

A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure

Publishers Description
This thoughtful story, told through vibrant illustrations, addresses one of the most difficult challenges facing parents: what do you do when your child becomes angry? When a little girl named Sophie gets angry, she goes outside and runs. She cries, and then she climbs her favorite tree. Calmed by the breeze and the view, she is soon ready to go home and everyone is happy she's back.

Awards and Recognitions
When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry by Molly Bang has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award - 2000 Honor Book - Picture Book category
  • Caldecott Medal - 2000 Honor Book - Picture Book category
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award - 2001 Nominee - Picture Book category
  • Buckaroo Book Award - 2001-2002 Nominee - Children's category

Citations And Professional Reviews
When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry by Molly Bang has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1202
  • School Library Journal - 01/01/1999 page 79
  • Publishers Weekly - 01/18/1999 page 337
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 12/15/1998 page 1795
  • Booklist - 02/01/1999 page 978
  • New York Times - 05/16/1999 page 27
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 228
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 01/01/2000 page 1342
  • Booklist - 03/15/2000 page 1392
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/2000 page 68
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 559
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 228
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 806

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Blue Sky Press
Pages   31
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.1" Width: 9.44" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1999
Publisher   Blue Sky Press
Age  2-7
ISBN  0590189794  
ISBN13  9780590189798  

Availability  44 units.
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More About Molly Bang

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including "When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... "; "Ten, Nine, Eight"; and "The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher," each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

Molly Bang currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.

Molly Bang has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Caldecott Collection
  2. Scholastic Bookshelf: Feelings

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Amish
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
4Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( B ) > Bang, Molly
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Emotions & Feelings > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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Reviews - What do customers think about When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry?

When Sophie gets angry...she runs away!  Apr 28, 2008
This is NOT a good book to teach kids how to handle anger. It is NOT a good idea to TEACH KIDS TO RUN AWAY from their anger and situation. This is not based on good psychology.

Small children are very literal, and they are not going to get any other message from this book other than to run away. This book was not well researched, and I cannot believe it won any awards, much less a Caldecott.

As a physician and a mother, I must give this 2 thumbs down.
Important topic--but bad example  Mar 16, 2008
My wife and I liked the concept of a book about anger. However, we've pulled this book from our children's reading list. The reason is this. Sophie gets angry when her sister takes a toy from her. The mother supports the taking saying that it is Sophie's sister's turn. That's okay.

But then what Sophie does to deal with her anger is "She runs!" Sophie runs away from home. "She runs and runs and runs until she can't run anymore." She runs into a forest.

Unfortunately for us we don't live in a secluded, safe, forested area. We live in suburbs where there are cars moving about and people we don't know. So giving an example of a child running away from home doesn't work for us and we cannot recommend this book.
Great Children's book  Mar 8, 2008
I've read this book with elementary aged children who had difficulty dealing with their anger, and they love it. It's short and to the point. I would recommend the book for ages 2-8.
Good book for children to learn about their anger  Feb 15, 2008
Our 3 yr old son had a read the book over and over when we first purchased it. I think it's helped him to understand calming-down time. Haven't read it much lately, but recommended.
When Sophie Gets Angry  Jan 8, 2008
This selection is perfect for young children to read. Sofie expresses her anger like a volcano, but then calms down after connecting with nature. Teachers can use this book as a vehicle for teaching children appropriate ways to express anger.

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