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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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Katie is usually a very happy little girl, she knows how to do a lot of things and is naturally a calm person but once in a while she gets upset and turns Bombaloo!
source: classmate
  nikkiwalker1 | Aug 20, 2015 |
A little girl is usually very happy but sometime she is Bombaloo (angry) and she doesn't like how she is when she is Bombaloo.
  arielgramner | Aug 13, 2015 |
Katie built a castle and her brother knocked it down. She got vary angry and pushed him down. That is when she became bomballoo and that means she is angry.
Source:ECE Class Presentation
  heatherhoover | Aug 13, 2015 |
The little girl in this story gets really angry and doesn't know what to do with her anger (bombaloo.) She explores appropriate ways to control her feelings.
Age: 3-5 years
Source: in class
  E_McGriff | Aug 13, 2015 |
A story of young girl who describes what happens to her when she gets angry. It's a story of understanding one's own emotions and learning to express them in a more socially acceptable ways. Through the story reading children are able to associate with the character regarding things that make them upset and angry. Parents and teachers are able to talk about different ways a child might handle situations that make them angry or upset without going bombaloo like Katie Honors.

Ages: 3-6 Source: Pierce County Library

Age: 3-5 Source: Pierce County Library
  fdaniels | Aug 7, 2015 |
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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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