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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 a happy girl most of the time. She puts her toys away, brushes her teeth, velcros her shoes, uses her napkin, she's not whiney. But sometimes she is Bombaloo. She hits her brother, she yells, growls, smashes things. She hates everything when she is Bombaloo. She is even frightened by it, So she takes time away to think about it.
  sjswasmith | Jul 29, 2015 |
Book offers opportunity for child to observe character who: who begins to understand her emotions and learn how to express them in a socially acceptable way; weigh evidence and make appropriate choices, shows character knows how to set tasks for herself and make appropriate choices, shows character who has feeling of self-wroth and self-esteem as well as recognizing her own values and choosing among those values. (When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again.
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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 |
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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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