It’s hard for children to accept not getting their way. Sam hates when his brother cries or his dad is too busy to play. When he loses his place in “Musical Chairs,” Sam cries, “I hate everything!” With the help of his aunt, Sam learns new ways to deal with his anger and feel better.
I Hate Everything! uses simple, easy-to-read text to introduce concepts of anger management for children. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.
Praise for the series
“The Our Emotions and Behavior series offer[s] young children and their caregivers help with hard-to-manage feelings and inappropriate actions . . . The simple texts are direct, and the endings are consistently upbeat . . . These purposeful books will be useful in many libraries.”—Booklist
“These are excellent titles for children who need help expressing their feelings and they will be a bonus in any guidance counselor’s arsenal.”—School Library Journal
“Exuberant color illustrations bring to life simple stories about ordinary children interacting with their friends at school or at play . . . The Our Emotions and Behavior series is enthusiastically recommended for parents as well as school and library children’s collections.”—Midwest Book Review
“Titles in the series capture the big emotions that all kids feel. The stories are perfect for young readers.”—Imagination Soup blog