When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry... (Hardcover)

By Molly Bang (Illustrator), Molly Bang (Illustrator), Molly Bang

Blue Sky Press, 9780590189798, 40pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2006)
Paperback (6/1/2004)
Prebound (6/1/2004)
CD-Audio (1/1/2007)
Prebound (6/1/2004)
Hardcover, Korean (11/26/2013)
Hardcover (3/1/2001)

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This beautifully designed book tells the story of a little girl named Sophie, who learns that it's okay to be angry.

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott Honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

About the Author

Molly Bang has written and illustrated more than twenty books for young readers, including iWhen Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... /i; iTen, Nine, Eight/i; and iThe Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher/i, each of which were Caldecott Honor books. Bang divides her time between Falmouth, Massachusetts, and Northern California.

Praise For When Sophie Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry...

A Caldecott Honor Book

Charlotte Zolotow Award

"Bang's evocatively illustrated book suggests no quick fixes; she treats childhood emotions with respect." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Excellent." -- School Library Journal

"Bang captures the intensity of Sophie's feelings with strong, broadly brushed forms and colors: images of flames and a volcano; blue eyes glaring up from a red background that looks as if it's exploding; then harmonious, leafy greens and browns; and concluding scenes of domestic amity....Sophie finds a way to cope with her anger, quite laudably, without a helping adult hand." -- Kirkus Reviews