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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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Sometimes Katie loses her temper, and uses her fists instead of her words. Sometimes she is Bombaloo and that is scary, but through the power of love Katie is able to be herself again. Ages 4-8
  Myocom89 | Mar 22, 2017 |
In this book a young girl gets angry, and she learns that dealing with anger can be difficult, but its important to find ways to calm down or express the anger appropriately so she doesn't hurt anyone.
  Breanna_2218 | Mar 20, 2017 |
Katie is a good kid that can do lots of things. Sometimes, she is a bombaloo, who shows her teeth. Using her fists instead of words. She must use time-outs. It's scary to be a bombaloo and she doesn't like it. This books show children anger and how to deal with it.

  MelissaKuehn | Mar 20, 2017 |
When this little girl gets angry, all she wants to do is smash stuff and destroy everything. She learned how taking time for herself helps her relax and let's everything be okay. ( )
  sayraa | Mar 3, 2017 |
A book about a little girl Katie Honors who talk about what a sweet little girl she is. she says that she can velcro her own shoes and she can brush her teeth with out being reminded too much and that she gives excellent hugs and uses the magic word. but then she talks about how she can sometimes be Bombaloo and use her fists instead of words and stomps her feet and how when she's mad she can throw things all over even her brother. she expresses her feelings when she's bombaloo and then talks about the consequences of being bombaloo and how when she smiles she can be herself again and how her mother helps her feel better.
Source:Tacoma Head Start ( )
  ivettja | Feb 20, 2017 |
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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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