This book helps young children who are just beginning to recognize and identify their emotions understand how anger feels and affects them. Readers are taught that it’s okay to get mad, if you know what to do. Told in rhyme, the gentle and calming narration introduces the subject delicately and simply, offering explanations, reassurances, and tools to try to manage tempers and tantrums. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that offers explanations for identifying and managing anger.
About the Authors:
Sisters Leah Bowen and Holly Brochmann are dedicated wives, mothers, and authors, each passionate about contributing to a mentally healthier society in a meaningful way.
Leah has a Master of Education degree in counseling with a focus in play therapy. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist in the state of Texas where she currently practices, and she is committed to helping her child clients work through issues including abuse, depression and anxiety.
Holly can trace her earliest memories of anxiety back to the young age of four, and she is an advocate for managing common mental health issues through therapy and exercise. She has a degree in journalism and enjoys creative writing both as a hobby and as a primary part of her career in public relations.
About the Illustrator:
Shirley Ng-Benitez loves to draw! Fond memories of her youth, nature, and her two daughters inspire her mixed media illustrations. Since '98, she's owned Gabby & Company, her design, illustration and lettering firm, and is now living her dream, illustrating and writing picture books in San Martin, CA with her husband, daughters, and pup.
Shirley's very honored to have illustrated this book, her third published by Magination Press.
You can find more of her work on her website, Shirley Ng-Benitez Illustration .