What to Read After… Look Up! 20/09/21
I Really Want to Shout!
A little girl uses witty and insightful rhyme to tell us about the things that make her angry. Why is dinner always ready when she’s in the middle of a game? And why can’t she have pudding until she’s eaten lots of yucky green stuff? It’s enough to make anyone shout!
No matter how hard she tries to keep the shout inside, sometimes it just explodes out of her. But shouting and slamming doors seem to make things worse rather than better.
Luckily, she has a good friend and patient parents who let her know that anger is perfectly normal and encourage her to talk things through rather than bottling up her feelings.
The clever rhymes and repeated refrain in this colourful picture book are instantly appealing and can make it easier to talk to young children about difficult feelings. The dynamic illustrations depict a surprising range of emotions and are rib-ticklingly funny as well as fabulously expressive.
Undoubtedly one of the best child-friendly books around to deal with anger: what can cause it, what makes it worse, how it can be managed and how it can be expressed in non-destructive ways. A great shared reading experience.