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When Sophie's Feelings Are Really,…

When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

by Molly Bang

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Sophie paints a picture of a tree in class. Her classmates make fun of her tree because they don't think it looks like a real tree. Sophie gets very upset because the tree she painted is special to her, it makes her feel better when she is upset. After explaining this, with the teachers help, she gets acceptance from her classmates.

ages: 3-5
source: Pierce County Library
  jazzmnM | Aug 19, 2017 |
In class, all children are instructed to paint a tree from memory. Sophie has a tree that she loves near her home and decides to paint that, though when she is using traditional colors it just doesn't seem right! She decides to change up the colors and use bright fun, and a bit unrealistic paint choices to really get her feeling's across. She is proud of her work, but other children make fun of her and Sophie does not feel good about it anymore. Then the teacher mediates, and asks Sophie to explain her artwork to the class. After she does, everyone loves her picture and the other student's get to explain their work too.

Ages: 4-8
Source: In Class Book Share
  Jessica5858 | Aug 19, 2017 |
Sophie is asked to think of her favorite tree and then come to class and paint it. When she paints her tree blue, a boy in her class tells her she did it wrong. This makes Sophie sad and start to hate painting, until her teacher asks her to describe her tree. She explains how the colors express her feelings about her tree, and everyone shows their pictures to see the feelings portrayed by everyone's trees. Ages 4 to 8 years old. Timberland library and in class presentations.
  kara1204 | Aug 19, 2017 |
Sophie loves to paint and loves the woods. The class assignment is to paint a tree and when she chooses colors that are unrealistic, the class makes fun of her. She then explains what they mean and why, the teacher helps her do so. In the end they all understand and love her painting.
Ages: 4 and up
Source: In class presentation
  gurkamal | Aug 17, 2017 |
sophie's class has to draw a tree as they see it. Sophie loves her tree and draws it blue because that's how it makes her feel. Children make fun of her because that isn't what a tree looks like, she is no longer proud of it. Teacher fixes the issue. Walks through how a child feels, when their feelings get hurt, warm face, embarrassed, wanting to disappear, etc. Helps put words to emotions. Ages 3-5
  AnaTeresaDones | Aug 16, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545788315, Hardcover)

In a sequel to her bestselling When Sophie Gets Angry..., Caldecott Honor Illustrator Molly Bang asks: What hurts your feelings, and what do you do about it?

Everyone's feelings get hurt, and it's especially painful in childhood. In this story, Bang's popular character Sophie is hurt when the other children laugh at her and tell her she's wrong. Sophie's face gets hot, and tears begin to flow. Then she questions herself and the value of the choices she's made.

At issue is Sophie's colorful, expressive painting of her favorite tree. Sophie loves it, but her picture is different from the paintings done by the other students. "The sky isn't orange! Trees aren't blue! Your picture is wrong!" they tell her.

In addition to the book's subtle art lesson (imagine the skies of Vincent van Gogh, for example), readers have the opportunity to compare and contrast all the paintings done in Sophie's class. In the end, the students learn there are many different ways to interpret the world -- and each other. Here is a simple story that tackles the common issue of hurt feelings as it gently helps us to be more kind.

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