Item description for When Sophie Gets Angry...really, Really Angry by Molly Bang...
Overview 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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Studio: Blue Sky Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 9.44" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1999
Publisher Blue Sky Press
ISBN 0590189794 ISBN13 9780590189798
Availability 0 units.
More About Molly Bang
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. Penny Chisholm is a professor at M.I.T., where she has been teaching Ecology for more than thirty-five years. Her long list of prestigious awards includes the National Medal of Science, awarded at the White House in 2013.
Molly Bang currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.
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.