Angry Arthur

Publisher: Andersen Press

First published almost thirty years ago, Otam and Kitamura's depiction of Arthur remains a classic which continues to entertain and warn us all against unreasonable anger.

Arthur is happily watching TV when his mother tells him it's bedtime. He refuses to go to bed, and when his threats that he will become angry fail to influence his mother, he imagines the destruction he can cause with his anger, in the family, at home, throughout the land and then in the universe.

Eventually we see that he is actually in bed, drifting off to sleep against his will, and has totally forgotten what originally caused his anger.

Kitamura's stormy illustrations provide an additional cautionary narrative, as relevant to adults as children!

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