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Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf) (edition 2005)

by Rachel Vail, Yumi Heo (Illustrator)

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Title:Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf)
Authors:Rachel Vail
Other authors:Yumi Heo (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2005), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:K-2nd Grade Readers, Modern Fantasy
Tags:Anger, Emotion, Coping

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Sometimes I'm Bombaloo by Rachel Vail



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This book is about a good little girl that knows exactly how to behave, but sometimes she gets upset. When she gets upset she screams and throws things. In the end she calms herself down and tells her mother and brother that she is sorry. I think this book would be good to use in an early childhood class. It will teach the kids how they can control themselves and say sorry when they get angry. ( )
  sottallah | Apr 26, 2015 |
Great book to read laoud, have fun wiht. the little girl gets upset and she gets mad, then she goes out of control had to say sorry for being so mean. ( )
  MissLoni | Dec 8, 2014 |
when she loses her temper she acts out physically, then learns how to not do so.
  cadyVdean | Dec 8, 2014 |
Katie Honors is a happy, pleasant sister and daughter. She loves to smile and gives hugs, and forgives her brother when he knocks down her toy creations. Although, just like any child, she turns into an angry "Bombaloo" where she "shows [her] teeth, makes fierce noises..and [her] face scrunches like a monster's." After a while, she calms down and gives her brother kisses and says sorry, while her mother helps her clean up the mess she made and hugs Katie. I really enjoyed this book, because many children can relate to Katie Honors and her emotions as a child. Most children can be set off but something small and fixable, such as when a castle is knocked down. Children get angry, scream, and stomp around, and in the end they resolve the issue, just as Katie Honors did. I also like how this book used descriptive details that children could relate to, such as when Katie talks about her dog, penny collection, blankie, and putting her toys back where they belong, "including the ones with sixty-forty-eight small pieces." This book's central message is forgiveness. ( )
  mkaray1 | Sep 2, 2014 |
Katie Honors is a good kid. She knows exactly how to behave and what she does well and excels at. But sometimes, when she throws tantrums or gets really angry, she calls herself Bombaloo. When she is Bombaloo, she doesn't behave very well. But when she calms down and becomes Katie Honors again, she is very sorry. Her mother hugs her, Katie kisses and apologizes to her brother, and they play together and build a castle. A great book about tantrums and how to handle yourself once you calm down. Appropriate for ages 3-5.
(Children's Museum of Tacoma library)
  EmilyDean | Feb 10, 2014 |
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Katie Honors describes how she loses control when her younger brother messes up her work, and then how she resolves her anger and makes a positive choice.
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Most of the time Katie Honors is a good kid. But sometimes, when her baby brother has knocked over one too many of her beautiful castles, Katie becomes Bombaloo. She uses her fists and feet instead of her words. Her toys "end up all over the floor--and so does my brother." It takes some alone time, a lot of parental understanding, and a silly episode with flying underwear to calm Bombaloo down again and return her to her happy Katie Honors state.

There aren't too many kids who won't be able to relate to award-winning author Rachel Vail's miniature version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Katie's rage is scary and reflected alarmingly well by illustrator Yumi Heo's collage, pencil, and paint illustrations, reminiscent of the art of Lane Smith, Giselle Potter, and Maira Kalman. The message is clear: sometimes we get angry--really, really angry--but it's important to calm down eventually and make it up to those we may have hurt. (Ages 3 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

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When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again.

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