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Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Molly Bang opens up a dialogue between parents and children about angerEverybody gets angry sometimes. And for children, anger can be very upsetting. In this Caldecott-honor book, children will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry.Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Molly Bang opens up a dialogue between parents and children about angerEverybody gets angry sometimes. And for children, anger can be very upsetting. In this Caldecott-honor book, children will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. What do you do?...

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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… - Audio Reviews

  • (NS) Lauren
    2019-02-22 00:41

    Grade/Interest Level: Pre-K-1Have you ever felt angry? Really, really angry? In this story, Sophie feels really, really angry when she has to share her toys with her little sister. Sophie runs away as far as she can, and eventually calms down as she finds comfort in nature.This book uses bold colors and thick lines that really capture the emotions of anger and calm. The text is large with generous spacing, making it accessible to early readers. The theme of dealing with anger is certainly one that most everyone can relate to, and it invites the reader to make connections between their own lives and the text. My issue with this book is the plot choice for Sophie to run away from home, compounded by the fact that the illustrations make it look like she has ran much farther than her own backyard. Follow-up discussion with young children would be necessary to address the safety issues around Sophie's choice to run away.

  • Jason
    2019-03-08 02:51

    I'm a fan of most stories that help kids deal with emotions.

  • Lisa Vegan
    2019-03-14 04:59

    Terrific book for helping kids cope with any angry feelings that they feel. The story depicts how a child can feel a very intense feeling and deal with it in an appropriate way, and, very importantly, shows how feelings don’t last, but pass. The book contains wonderful, colorful illustrations which really enhance the story.

  • Nichole Sedler
    2019-03-05 08:39

    Written by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang, published by, copyright year. Summary: A 2000 Caldecott Honor book about a little girl with big temper, but who eventually calms down. Response: Amazing, brilliantly colored illustrations help tell the story of Sophie’s mood. I think students, especially primary, would be attracted the bold illustrations and realistic image of how one feels when they are mad. Possible Units: Character Ed: How to Deal with Feelings/Emotions. Art: Color, Line

  • Beverly
    2019-03-06 02:41

    This simple book has a short text dealing with Sophie's getting angry over having to share a stuffed gorilla with her sister. I like the way that the author/illustrator's colors match the child's mood--lots of loud, brash reds and yellows for her temper tantrum, and soft blues and greens for when she calms down. Although I am not a big fan of Bang's style of illustration, it does work effectively for this book.

  • Katy Houseman
    2019-03-07 02:53

    This is an excellent book to use when you have children who may get angry easily or who just don`t know how to deal with anger. Everyone deals with anger in differnt ways. This book can act as a conversation starter on ways to deal with anger.

  • Liesl
    2019-03-17 03:55

    What I like most about this book is how it shows kids that it's okay and perfectly normal to get angry once in a while as long as you have an effective, healthy way to deal with said anger.

  • Latoya Sharaine
    2019-03-16 01:45

    This picture book received the 2000 Caldecott Honor of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. This book was intended for children ages 5-7. This book is about a little girl, named Sophie, who gets really angry because it was her sister’s turn to play with the toy that Sophie had already played with. When she gets angry, she runs and runs until she is alone and works through her emotions alone before returning home. The reason why I rated this book with 4 stars is because it is a really good read for novice readers and is also a good lesson to teach children; how to deal with being angry. The only thing I didn’t like about the story is the fact that she ran out of the house, far away from home. That may put the wrong ideas in a child’s head when they do become angry and decide to run away at age 5. As long as the adult who is accompanying the child reading the story explains that the part about running away from home is unrealistic, I think the book will still serve a good purpose of explaining how to deal with your angry emotions alone. The illustrations are very simple and full of color. The sentences are kept short, with only 1-2 sentences per page, if any words at all. The text is more vibrant than the actual illustrations, complete with onomatopoeias. I think the pictures will draw the students into reading the book and then the content will keep them interested in the story as well as reading it on their own. This would be a great book to read to the entire class merged into a lesson about different feelings and emotions with little children.

  • Kirah Marshall
    2019-02-26 05:07

    1. In this book, Sophie is playing with toys. Her mother makes her share a toy gorilla with her sister, but Sophie wasn't finished playing with it. She gets very upset she has to share. She kicks and screams. Then she runs and continues to run until she is surrounded by nature. She climbs a tree and is calmed down by observing the nature around her. After she is calmed down, she returns home, and everything is back to normal. 2. I would say appropriate grade level for this book would be pre-k to 1st grade at most. It has a moderate interest level. I think the students would enjoy the picture. This book's lexile is very low, so it is for beginning readers. 3. I think this would be a good book to use in a lesson plan about handling emotions. You could ask the students if Sophie's actions were appropriate and further the lesson by having them tell what techniques they use to calm themselves when they are angry. 4. I think this book would be good for all young learners. It would be a good social story to present to help students understand how to handle emotions, especially anger. 5. Since this is a beginning level book, I don't think it would be good for use in small groups. 6. I think this book would be excellent for group read aloud. It's very colorful and has great illustrations. 7. Some books related are Sometimes I'm a Bombaloo, When I feel Angry, My Mouth is a Volcano, and Glad Monster, Sad Monster. 8. This book comes in Kindle version and audio book.

  • Ashlie
    2019-03-05 06:00

    When Sophie Gets Angry- Really, Really, Angry… written by Molly Bang, is a children’s book about a young girl who was playing with her toy when her sister grabbed it and took it from her because it was her turn to play with it. Sophie got extremely angry so she left the house and ran to her favorite tree and climbed it until she calmed down. Then she went back to her house and her family was very happy to see her. The cover of this book is very bright yellow with a picture of Sophie’s angry face that takes up most of the cover. This book received the Caldecott honor award, it does not say how it was illustrated but it looks like it was painted. The illustrations are very vibrant and all characters have are outlined in a bright color. The text looks as if it is hand written and does not have a border it is just written on top of the illustration. The illustrations bleed out to the edge of the page. There are also very illustrative captions describing sounds like “ROAR”, and “PABAM!” throughout the book. I really enjoyed this book because I think kids can relate to it. Everyone gets angry at times and has their own way of expressing it and everyone has different outlets. My favorite thing about this book is on the end page the author writes, “When Sophie gets angry, she runs out and climbs her favorite tree. Different people handle anger in different ways. What do you do when you get angry?”

  • NS Kelley
    2019-03-22 07:46

    This is a great story about a little girl who gets infuriated about her little brother taking her toy. The little brother not only snatches it form her, but her mother agrees that it is his turn to play with it. She is already upset about this situation when she trips over a truck. She is so angry that she has to do something to help calm her down. She goes for a long run to help regather her thoughts. She then describes relaxing outside, climbing a tree, and looking at the water to help her feel better. After she feels better she is ready to rejoin her family. She is happy when she returns home and her family is happy to have her. This book should be used with younger students. It helps validate the feelings they have when they are angry and then helps them understand healthy ways to go about expressing those feelings. I read this book to my kindergarten class this afternoon. It fit in perfectly with the atmosphere of my classroom. Last week, as a class, we struggled with getting along and what to do when we were upest. Students were throwing crayons and yelling at each other. After reading and talking about this book I had students draw what they could do to help them calm down after being upset. I had wonderful pictures of students taking a walk, sitting on their beds reading, or enjoying quite time. I then had students share their drawings. I think it helped other students learn additional ways they could calm themselves down after being upset.

  • Cassandra Lemieux
    2019-02-23 08:52

    Summary: Sophie is a young girl who gets very angry when she doesn't get her way. She throws a huge tantrum and runs until she can no longer run anymore. Then she cries for a little bit. Sophie knows how to calm herself down and when reading you will see how. Grade level: K-4Classroom use: This could be used any day in the classroom. It has a great moral and all kids could benefit from reading. Individual students who may benefit from reading: Any child who also get angry easily could read about how Sophie handles her problems. It also has great pictures and the reading level is very easySmall group use: n/aWhole class use: I would love to read this book to the whole class. I like how this book shows a way to calm yourself when angry. Instead of yelling and screaming, there are other options to making your self feel better. I believe the whole class could benefit from reading this story. Related books: "Ten, Nine, Eight" "The Paper Crane"Multimedia connections: Medal*

  • Amanda
    2019-02-24 02:58

    I read this book on children’s and really enjoyed it. When Sophie Gets Angry is about a young girl who is getting angry with things that are happening in her life. The illustrator has done a fantastic job in giving beautiful visuals of what it looks like and feels like to be angry. There are pictures of a loud roar and of a volcano to represent the girls anger. It takes the reader through the steps of being angry as well as how Sophie calms herself down and is supported by clear visuals of the actions or feelings. This book shows kids that it is ok to be angry and that they are not alone. The best part of the book to me was during the calming section of the book and Sophie did what she had to in order to be calm enough to come back home. A great book to teach students about their feelings and how to deal with them.

  • Bernice
    2019-03-02 07:47

    This story is about a young girl that gets very angry after her younger sister takes away her toy. Her voice is seen in the illustrations through her screams that are fill up the entire page. To release her anger she runs away and finds peace with the nature that surrounds her. It is then that she is able to return back home and find that everything is back to normal. Sophie is the highlight of the story and we see her emotions come out through the bright colors that are splashed on all the pages. It seems as if the colors are brought to life depending on how she feels on each page. There is a mix of paints with a crayon like texture. There are bendable shapes throughout the story that form all the different parts of the designs. The characterization of Sophie is simplistic and there is little depth in the building of her personality.

  • Linda Lipko
    2019-03-05 02:48

    Of the Caldecott honor and medal books I've read thus far, this one is not stellar or even mediocre. The illustrations seem harsh and bright, they are very hard on the eyes!Sophie cannot control her anger and she kicks, screams and wants to smash "the world to smithereens." She runs, she cries and then she discovers the beauty of nature and calms down. She returns home and is welcomed and everyone is glad she's home.End of the "real" world perhaps Sophie should be reprimanded and reminded that she is not the only one in the world and her emotional fits impact on others. Perhaps childhood is the time to learn this valuable lesson in order for a mature adult to develop.

  • Erin Lewis
    2019-02-22 05:58

    I think this is a really cute book. I like the way it is illustrated, as well as the font choice, because it makes it more appealing to younger children. It is very age appropriate because it teaches a lesson about anger management that children need to be learning around the preschool age before they enter grade school. It's a very good representation of a story book because it tells the full story of how Sophie manages her anger, and it is also illustrated very well. I would use this book to help kids understand that you should not lash out at other when you are angry, but take a moment to yourself to re-collect your feelings. This is a great book for any child looking to improve anger management skills!

  • Anna Smith
    2019-02-24 04:43

    Story Summary: Sophie is a young girl that doesn't like to share! One afternoon she is playing with a toy in her room and her sister asked to play with it because it was her turn. Sophie's sister took the toy and this made Sophie so angry that she left her home and went on a very long walk! She climbed a tree and watched the ocean and felt the breeze. She soon calmed down and went back home where her family was waiting for her.Grade: 1st-3rdClassroom: Lesson over interactions with others and feelingsIndividual: A child who doesn't handle their feelings well or needs to find their own happy place.Whole Classroom: Read the book aloud and then ask the students what their happy place is. Multimedia: n/a Related Books: All books from Sophie Series Awards: Caldecott Medal

  • NS- Sarah
    2019-03-18 09:03

    This book is one that I had seen in the library many times and passed by without opening it. It is an adorable book with a terrific message. I plan to use this in my classroom in order to introduce a discussion about how to react when you are feeling angry. I have one particular student who has very little coping skills when he is angry and/or sad so I think this book would be especially good for him but also for the whole group. In the story, Sophie becomes very angry with her sister who takes the toy she was using. She leaves the house and basically goes for a walk in order to "cool down." When she returns home she is calm and able to interact normally with her family members. I think this story sends a very useful message to young students.

  • Kari
    2019-02-27 04:53

    This is my 3-year-old daughter's new favorite book. She is enthralled by how angry Sophie gets, yet her choice is to run. Please note that when Sophie kicks, she doesn't connect with anyone. But she is spitting mad and her biggest release is to run hard and fast and commune with nature. My daughter is fixated on why it is that Sophie cries after she is so angry. This a beautiful way to capture that anger is actually hurt. Resolution is critical to a young reader. My daughter loves how Sophie paints a portrait of her family. She has an easel just like Sophie's. This is a great book for distilling the complexity of anger into an understandable form for a young preschooler.

  • Luann
    2019-02-28 02:03

    Wow, I love Molly Bang's use of color and line to depict Sophie's moods. When Sophie is really, really angry she is surrounded by vibrating lines of red and purple and it appears she is going to explode! But then she runs and runs out in the forest and the colors change to greens, browns, and finally blues. The pictures do such a great job of conveying not only the storyline, but the emotions, that the words are almost completely unnecessary. A great book to encourage discussions about emotions and how we react to them.

  • Tatiana
    2019-03-14 06:47

    I forgot I read (and wrote a lesson plan for) this book! It was over Thanksgiving break, when I had about, oh, a hundred assignments to work on simultaneously. I actually read it on ICDL, which is a great resource for kids books. Sophie reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are in that fantasy and reality blend, and the emotions of the children transcend their situations into the world of imagination. It's a good story about how kids deal with their anger. And the illustrations are Van Gogh-esque, which I don't get to say often.

  • Sydney Funk
    2019-03-09 07:39

    • When Sophie gets angry she runs away from home. As she runs she calms herself down with the peaceful surrounding of nature. • K-2nd • This could be used in an English class.• This could be used with students that need help controlling their anger. • This book can be used in a group to help students identify character traits.• After reading this book, students can discuss ways that they calm down when they are upset. What advice would they give Sophie?• Other books like this include: Ella Sarah gets dressed • This book is available in hardcover , paper back and ebook.

  • Kirsten
    2019-03-09 03:42

    The illustrations in this are great, and most kids can relate pretty well to Sophie. I found, however, that while they relate to Sophie's temper tantrum at the beginning of the book, Sophie's solution to it -- to run into the woods and be alone for a while -- doesn't really scan with West Philadelphia preschoolers. They honestly don't seem to get it. Probably if Sophie went up to her room to be alone or hid in her closet or something, it would make more sense to them...

  • Halle Stout
    2019-03-22 05:57

    This book is so cute! It deals with a girl named Sophie, who becomes angry after a confrontation about a stuffed gorilla. When she's mad she does productive things like go for a walk, climb a tree, etc. I recommend this book for any young child who needs to deal with their anger. I'llustrations are cute too.

  • Ralf Urbach
    2019-03-04 00:37

    This is a book I use for my behavioral counseling classes. Great illustrations showing how anger looks from the outside in, when the pictures get bigger and show more vibrant reds. I also used this book to help process to my children that everybody gets angry but it's how you control it and how not to let it control you.

  • Agnė
    2019-03-24 06:38

    The artwork works very well to convey the emotions, but it is VERY unappealing to look at...

  • Angela
    2019-03-12 07:45

    A good book to teach kids about feelings and dealing with anger.

  • Marcelaine
    2019-03-21 04:42

    This is a book about a little girl who gets incredibly angry and is able to calm down by running outside and observing nature. While I think this is a great coping mechanism (I often encourage my kids to go outside to calm down when they are angry), I was annoyed at the way the mom handled the sharing incident at the beginning of the book. Sophie's younger sister took away a toy that Sophie was playing with and said, "My turn!" and their mother took the younger sister's side and insisted that Sophie had to share. It's a really common approach among parents and I don't think it's right. Adults don't get to take things from other adults just because they want it/are tired of waiting/are younger, and it's not right to ask this of children. My children don't get to take away toys without asking just because they want a turn or feel they've been waiting a long time, and if they do I make them give it back and either ask nicely or wait until the other person is done. (If the other child is hogging a toy to be spiteful that's a different matter, but generally the scenario is that they're in the middle of a game or project.) The book is supposed to be about how Sophie calms down, and for that purpose it's okay, but the "You have to share" bit at the beginning was irritating to me. Also, the illustrations are interesting, but hard on the eyes.

  • Courtney
    2019-02-24 07:01

    In "When Sophie gets Angry-- Really, Really, Angry..." all you really see is a little girl showing her tale after not wanting to share with her sister, something that would earn my own children a pop on the bottom. I believe that this story could have been written better, with more details on what makes you feel angry, but also what it takes to calm down in the different situations- not just a little girl who runs away when she gets mad. I was not impressed.

  • Kelli Torgersen
    2019-03-05 07:02

    When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really Angry... by Molly Bang is a story that every child can relate to as well as a Caldecott Honor Book. In this picture book a young girl named Sophie gets angry because her sister took her stuffed toy gorilla from her. This makes Sophie so angry that she screams and want to "smash the world to smithereens." The reader then learns that when Sophie gets angry, she runs. She runs as far as she can into nature where she finds peace and reason while sitting in the branches of a tree watching the ocean waves. She then decides that it is time to return home where she is received with open arms and "everything's back together again." I really enjoyed this book and I can understand why it is a Caldecott Honor Book. I enjoyed the quality that it teaches an important message to it's audience, especially young children, that it is okay to sometimes get angry but that it is also necessary to have a way to deal with that anger. In the literature when Sophie gets angry she screams and kicks but then she runs outside and climbs a tree. While sitting in this big beech tree she sees the ocean and hears the wind and then Sophie seems to grasp the bigger perspective of things. She becomes calm enough to decided that she doesn't want to be angry anymore and decides that it is time to go back home. This part shows children that Sophie was able to use nature as her escape and her method of calming herself down. Likewise, children can think of what they can do if they ever get angry to calm down. A tender part comes when Sophie returns home and her family is there happy to greet her. The final page shows a picture of the family putting the last puzzle piece in a puzzle with the text on the page of "everything's back together again." I love this last line because it shows the importance of family,forgiveness and the knowledge that sometimes you do get angry with your family but that those broken bonds can be mended. Not only did the moral of this story draw my attention but also the illustrations. Molly Bang uses bright colorful cartoon like images to display her story. Her use of color really adds another level to the story for example we see the use of reds frequently. In the beginning of the book Sophie is outlined in yellow which could signify happiness and optimism, but after her sister takes Sophie's toy her outline goes fro yellow to orange to red. We then see the continued motif of red in the words that are painted across the page particularly when Sophie says she wants to "smash the world to smithereens." The word "Smash" is outlined in red. On this same page Sophie's larger than life shadow behind her is also red.If we go to the next page it says, "She roars a red, red roar." The word "Roar is painted in large red and orange letters like fire coming out of Sophie's mouth imitating a fire breathing dragon. The next page says, "Sophie is a volcano, ready to explode." The word "explode" is also drawn in red lettering and looks like lava spewing out of a volcano. The theme of reds continues until Sophie runs into the forest. At this point we start to see the trees outlined in red start to be outlined with purples, blues and greens. These colors are associated with nature but also signify a feeling of tranquility and peace. We then see that Sophie's outline goes from red back to orange and then when she enters her home back to yellow again. There are many elements in this book that make it high quality but the one that caught my attention the most was the use of color to depict emotions.