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I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer
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I Was So Mad (2000)

by Mercer Mayer

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Throughout the book, Critter wanted to do things; however, his parents wouldn't allow him to. He learned to listen to their commands even though he had other ideas.

Reflection: This is great book when teaching students about following directions and obeying authority. It could also fall under the realm of responsibility.
  julie.gesinger | Mar 8, 2016 |
All about a child wanting to only do what they are not suppose to do. Not wanting to play with their toys. When reading this book, it would be nice to talk about with the child why Little Critter couldn't do the things he wanted to do, as the much doesn't directly stay why he can't. ( )
  traceeo | Feb 16, 2016 |
Young kids often want to help out. This is a good book for working though being helpful the way adults find kids to be helpful and how kids might want to try to be helpful.

For helping kids work through feeling of being mad and possibly frustrated.
  Erica.Ward | Feb 8, 2016 |
Little Critter books were awesome when i was little. they are great to help teach students manners. ( )
  dianamartinez | Dec 9, 2015 |
I enjoyed this book for a variety of reasons. The illustrations in this story are very detailed. These detailed illustrations added humor and little features which are not found from reading the text alone. The illustrations highlight the emotions that each character is experiencing better than the text alone does. In addition, I liked that this book had a plot that was easy for children to relate to. Children often experience times when they are mad at their parents for not letting them do things they want to do. Little Critter experiences this repeatedly throughout the book such as when he wants to put frogs in the bathtub or paint the side of the house. The main idea is that you can’t always get everything that you want. This is sometimes a hard message for children to grasp. In the story, Little Critter got frustrated with his parents when they repeatedly told him no but in the end he got to play with his friends which is what he wanted to do most of all. ( )
  KerryMcLaughlin | Oct 28, 2015 |
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I wanted to keep some frogs in the bathtub, but Mom wouldn't let me.
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With minimal text and funny illustrations to spell out every new situation, the book shows the Critter family saying no to everything Little Critter wants to do. He can't keep frogs in the tub. He can't help paint the house. Finally, mad at the world, Little Critter announces he will run away. When pals come by and ask him to come and play baseball, our young hero's mood quickly changes.
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Mercer Mayer's very popular Little Critter stars in a picture book about feeling angry. With minimal text and funny illustrations to spell out every new situation, the book shows the Critter family saying no to everything Little Critter wants to do. He can't keep frogs in the tub. He can't help paint the house. Finally, mad at the world, Little Critter announces he will run away. When pals come by and ask him to come and play baseball, our young hero's mood quickly changes. He grabs his bat and heads off for the game, telling himself he can run away another day if he is still so mad.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:40 -0400)

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A child tries a variety of ways to dissolve anger.

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