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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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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.
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  ivettja | Feb 20, 2017 |
Katie is usually a happy child who is proud of doing things herself. But she has trouble expressing her anger in an appropriate manner. She uses her fists rather than her words. Appropriate for ages 3-5. ( )
  Belinda80 | Feb 18, 2017 |
As a Special Education major this book would be an excellent example of behavioral literature to use in the classroom. It is a story of a little girl with a short tempter who learns how to associate colors with her feelings. This book gives students the opportunity to learn about anger management while also incorporating colors. Sometimes I'm Bumbaloo would be an excellent option for both a special education classroom as well as a regular inclusive classroom. It ( )
  thd53 | Apr 12, 2016 |
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.
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  BIGMAMALIZ | Mar 5, 2016 |
This is a great book to talk about when things happen that make us angry. In a manner that is easily relateable for children, the author is able to let a child know that it is ok to be angry . The book is able to offer talking points about being angry and going to a place to calm down. ( )
  HRNeumann | Feb 7, 2016 |
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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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