In This Makes Me Angry, a young boy is not having a good day. And between the sopping wet towels in the bathroom and his homework that's been colored all over in crayon, he knows just whom to blame: his little brother, Jack. The boy's day only gets worse when he leaves Jack and goes to school. Thankfully, his principal knows exactly what will help. By drawing events of the day, the boy is able to slow down and reflect on what made him mad--so that when he returns home, his messy, crayon-covered little brother no longer seems so bad.
The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers are designed to give voice to what's brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, the child will learn to name their emotions as they also learn to read.
Courtney Carbone studied English and creative writing in the US and Australia before becoming a writer and editor in New York City. Her favorite things include board games, stand-up comedy, bookstores, and brick-oven pizza. Visit CourtneyCarbone.com and follow @CBCarbone.
Hilli Kushnir is an illustrator with more than a decade's experience illustrating kids' books, greeting cards, and branding materials. She lives in New York City, where she drinks too much coffee, raises a couple of kids, grows and kills house plants, and has conversations with passerby dogs. Visit hillik.com.