The Exploding Life of Scarlett Fife

Publisher: Hodder

Scarlett Fife is sometimes so angry she thinks her bum might fall off.

Her mum and step-dad Jakub tell her she needs to calm down, and her best friend Maisie says she should get some perspective. But thinking about children who don’t have enough to eat or don’t have a home to live in doesn’t make Scarlett feel any better.

When she risks losing a trip to Super Mega Awesome Sicky Fun World if she has another outburst of BIG FEELINGS, she decides she must try and squash those feelings down inside her.

And it almost works. But as Scarlett squashes her anger, things start to explode: a slimy, green smoothie, purple paint, elephant poo…

Smart, perceptive and utterly hilarious, Scarlett’s story will have you rolling around the floor laughing and the black-and-white illustrations that punctuate the text add another layer of fun.

But there is a serious side to her experiences and how she struggles with her emotions. There is no quick fix but luckily Scarlett has very patient and loving friends and family who help her understand what she is feeling.

A great book for anyone whose BIG FEELINGS have ever gotten them into trouble.

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