When the Anger Ogre Visits - Praise



40 pages, 8x10" inches


ISBN 9781614291664

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ISBN 9781614291831

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“Art therapist Andrée Salom focuses on teaching children to recognize emotions—specifically, anger—as a first step toward coping with them. She gives examples of how anger feels in the body (“If the Anger Ogre is still swollen, tense, and hot,/ Offer it some honey of the sweetest kind you’ve got”), then offers suggestions for changing those feelings: relax, pay attention, and breathe. Ivette Salom’s colorful illustrations—which are heavy on the red-orange palette, suggesting anger—of children and creatures are lively and slightly Seussian. If read with a parent or caregiver, this simple rhyming tale can help children recognize their angry feelings and learn a process for how to manage them. Andrée Salom teaches basic mindfulness, a trend in today’s classrooms, in a way that is imaginative, simple, and even fun. Overall, this succeeds at making sophisticated psychological information accessible to even the youngest children. Ages 3–7.”—Publishers Weekly

“I’d highly recommend When the Anger Ogre Visits. The content is very practical, and the illustrations (by Ivette Salom) are colorful and entertaining.”—Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

When the Anger Ogre Visits is a children's picturebook offering helpful advice for dealing with unpleasant emotions such as anger. When the Anger Ogre visits, rather than attempting to squish it or hide it, children are encouraged to observe and understand their anger, breathe, relax, and pay attention to their emotions without being overwhelmed or controlled by them. Exaggeratedly whimsical color illustrations add the perfect touch to this enlightening guide.”—Midwest Book Review

"This simple rhyming tale is written by an art therapist who helps children recognise emotions and cope with them. The book gives children symbolic and concrete guidance about how to deal with anger as a natural part of their inner lives. Rather than squelching anger or pushing it away, the book invites children to sit with and observe anger, removing its overwhelming aspects. This playfully illustrated story, written in memorable rhyme, focuses on discovering and using internal resources and portrays anger as manageable. It's best shared, adult with child, so the adult can help and explain as the story progresses."Parents in Touch