How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh & Learn®) (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Verdick, Marjorie Lisovskis

Free Spirit Publishing, 9781575424941, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 13, 2015

List Price: 9.99*
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Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. Blending solid information and sound advice with humor and lively illustrations, these anger-management tips guide kids to understand that anger is normal and to learn they can express it in healthy ways. The book teaches them how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to handle situations and emotions (loneliness, guilt, frustration, fear) that lead to or mask anger, and how to deal with the anger they feel.
This revised edition addresses children’s exposure to increased societal violence and includes discussion and examples of anger related to texting and social media. Young readers learn that cruelty and violence are not acceptable and there are safer, more positive ways to resolve conflicts. They also discover what to do when people around them are angry, how to get help, and how to locate other resources when they need more support.

About the Author

Elizabeth Verdick is a children’s book writer and editor. She has authored and coauthored many books in the Laugh & Learn™ series and is the author of Words Are Not for Hurting and other books in the popular Best Behavior® series and the complete Toddler Tools® board book series, including the acclaimed Calm-Down Time. She and Marjorie Lisovskis are also the author team behind the Happy Healthy Baby™ series. Elizabeth’s two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. She lives near St. Paul, Minnesota.
Marjorie Lisovskis is the editorial director at Free Spirit Publishing. Along with How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger she is coauthor (with Elizabeth Verdick) of the Happy Healthy Baby series. She has been writing and editing books and activities for children for more than 30 years and has a special interest in creating books that help kids see themselves as confident, capable, and loved. Marjorie has two grown children and three grandchildren. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh & Learn®)

“How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger . . . [is] written on a level that is easily accessible for both children and adults . . . [with] simple lists, cartoon characters, and action steps for resolving anger issues.”—Mom It Forward

“How to Take the GRRRR Out of Anger is [a book] that I use with students in fifth and sixth grade. It is very kid friendly and relatable.”—School Counselor Blog

“Excellent…should be in both school and public libraries.”—KLIATT

“Have this one on hand in the classroom!”—Children’s Literature