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Kids Can Press Fall 2014

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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: M Lexile measure: AD430L
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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date: Sep 01, 2014 Carton Quantity: 36 $18.95 CAD
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Sam's Pet Temper
By (author): Sangeeta Bhadra Illustrated by: Marion Arbona
9781771380256 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings Sep 01, 2014
$18.95 CAD
Active 10 x 9 x 0.38 in 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2016, Short-listed
The hero of this picture book, Sam, has to wait for everything on the playground one day, and this makes him mad. “He got madder and madder until he was the maddest he had ever been in his whole life.” And then, suddenly, an unusual thing appears. It runs around, shoving and tripping and pinching and stomping, until all the other children have run away. “It was hanging upside down from the monkey bars, grinning at him. Sam had never seen anything like it before, but he knew what it was. It was a Temper.” At first, having a pet Temper is fun. But before long, the Temper starts causing trouble for Sam. And eventually, Sam comes to the realization that his Temper is something he needs to learn to control. This funny but poignant title by Sangeeta Bhadra offers a perfect representation of just how frustrated and angry small children can get when circumstances in their lives make them feel helpless. Though never heavy-handed, Bhadra also manages to convey what the consequences can be when that anger takes over a child's behavior. The quirky yet stunning illustrations by Marion Arbona keep the emotional focus on the Temper, as a way to help children identify that their anger is not who they are. The emphasis on feelings makes this a terrific tie-in for character education lessons on self-discipline and taking responsibility for your actions, as well as on patience and perseverance when solving your own problems.

Sangeeta Bhadra studied biology in university, but couldn't resist her lifelong love of writing stories for children. Sam's Pet Temper is her first picture book. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.

Marion Arbona is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.

... this book is a great read-aloud and discussion starter for social emotional learning and self-regulation.—Resource Links

Debut author Sangeeta Bhadra explores the subject of anger with honesty and humour ... the book is perfect for sparking conversations abut negative emotions and how to keep them in check.—Quill & Quire

Debut author Bhadra shows she can build a compelling narrative arc, and her ending is knowing and funny? ... Arbona's expressionistic drawings have a fever-dream vividness.—Publishers Weekly

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