Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf)

 
9781435273979: Sometimes I'm Bombaloo (Scholastic Bookshelf)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When Katie Honors feels angry and out of control, her mother helps her to be herself again.

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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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RACHEL VAIL is the author of many beloved picture books and novels, including Sometimes I'm Bombaloo, Over the Moon, the Mama Rex & T series, If We Kiss, and You, Maybe. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two sons, who love it when their feet argue with each other.

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