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When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry…

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry (Scholastic Bookshelf) (original 1999; edition 2004)

by Molly Bang (Author)

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Title:When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry (Scholastic Bookshelf)
Authors:Molly Bang (Author)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2004), Edition: Reprint, 40 pages
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Tags:social moral, anger, family

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When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry... by Molly Bang (1999)



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I had mixed feelings about this book. I liked this book because of its illustrations, but did not like this book because of its plot. The illustrations in this book were great; the color of the lines that surround different objects showed the mood of that objects. For example, When Sophie started to become angry the lines that surrounded her body started to turn yellow; when she becomes very angry the colors that surrounded her body become bright red. The author also has different words that are emphasized in larger text to help the reader understand what the character is feeling. I also liked this book because of the detailed illustrations. When Sophie was walking through the woods to calm herself down, there were cool colors and words that described the pictures. For example, the red robin had the word tweet coming from its mouth and the relaxing color of the wind had swoosh above it. Although I loved the illustrations, I did not like the plot. I did not like the plot because I believe it was missing important details. For example, it did not go into detail about how her sister felt when Sophie became mad and screamed at her. I also didn’t like that when Sophie calmed down, her parents welcomed her and gave her a big hug. I believe the author should have made Sophie apologize because it makes readers believe that Sophie’s behavior is acceptable. Since this book is contemporary realistic fiction, children who are reading this might find it acceptable to not apologize after being mean to a family member or friend.
In conclusion, I believe that the author, Molly Bang, wanted readers to see the importance of finding a quiet area that they can go to and calm down. I believe this is very important for children to recognize so they do not become hurtful to their playmates. ( )
  mmarti44 | Mar 27, 2017 |
When Sophie gets angry, really really angry she doesn't know how to control it and must take some time to herself to properly calm down. Ages 4-8
  Myocom89 | Mar 22, 2017 |
Sophie is playing with a monkey and when her sister takes it from her she gets angry. Her mother agrees that it is her sisters turn and she gets even angrier. She storms out the house and runs to climb a tree and look at the water until she is calm. Once she is calm she returns home where everyone is happy to see her. ( )
  naemc | Mar 22, 2017 |
Sofie became angry so she ran away from home. She climbed a tree to help her release her anger. Then, she goes back home.
  LorieZ03 | Mar 21, 2017 |
A girl named sophie who gets really really angry and how she calms her self down
  Barbara69 | Mar 21, 2017 |
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Marilyn Courtot (Children's Literature)
It is often difficult for kids to talk about their feelings, especially anger. Bang offers a great opportunity for parents and kids to discuss anger and how Sophie handles it. The situation is typical; Sophie's sister has taken her toy, which makes her very angry. The vivid colors and illustrations likening Sophie to a volcano get the point across. So too does the resolution that Sophie finds, by escaping outdoors to climb her favorite tree. There she calms down and the world becomes a quieter place bathed in soothing green and blue. 1999, Scholastic, $15.95. Ages 2 to 7.
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Janice M. Del Negro (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 1999 (Vol. 52, No. 8))
Sophie loses a tug-of-war altercation with her sister over a stuffed monkey, and her anger propels her out of the house and into an anger-reducing run. After running, crying, climbing a tree, and being soothed by the breeze, Sophie feels better and goes home, where everyone is happy to see her. Bang has captured a young child’s uncontrollable eruption of anger in both language (“She kicks. She screams. She wants to smash the world to smithereens”) and images (when Sophie “roars a red, red roar,” she really does). In the scenes where Sophie’s rage is the impetus, the objects in the hotly colored illustrations are outlined in a flaming orange red; as Sophie calms down, the outline changes to a soothing pink, then to cool blues and greens, and finally to the cheerful yellow outlines of the domestic scenes. The double-page spreads are colored in a fiesta palette of warm yellows, saturated blues, and acid greens. In the closing spreads the yellow floors, orange walls, and pink woodwork combine to create a cozy home and hearth, where “everything is back together again and Sophie isn’t angry anymore.” Simple but effective, this title has a cohesive narrative of both words and images that could well be used in storytime programming or to start a discussion of what to do when you’re mad.
added by kthomp25 | editThe Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,, Janice M. Del Negro
Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, 1999)
When Sophie has to surrender one toy to her sister, stumbles over another toy, and gets no sympathy from her mother, she runs furiously out into the woods, first to cry, and then sit in a huge old beech, watching the ocean until the tempest abates. Bang (Common Ground, 1997, etc.) captures the intensity of Sophie's feelings with strong, broadly brushed forms and colors: images of flames and a volcano; blue eyes glaring up from a red background that looks as if it's exploding; then harmonious, leafy greens and browns; and concluding scenes of domestic amity. This briefly told behavior-management episode explores well-worked thematic territory, but as in Hiawyn Oram's Angry Arthur(1989)--and in contrast to the child in Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992)--Sophie finds a way to cope with her anger, quite laudably, without a helping adult hand. 1999, Blue Sky/Scholastic, $15.95. © 1999
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To all children, and to all moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles and friends, who ever get angry - even once. M.B.
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Sophie was playing when...her sister grabbed Gorilla.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439598451, Paperback)

Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!

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Category: Feelings
"Oh is Sophie ever angry now!"

Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

"...Bang's double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors, that reveal the drama of the child's emotions."-SLJ, starred review

"...an elegant and thought-provoking book for...children learning how to deal with emotions." -NY Times Book Review

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A young girl is upset and doesn't know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure.

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