The boy explains that his anger is often a reaction to fear. He fears that his parents will be angry if he makes a mistake or that they love his little brother more than him. His parents assure him they will always love him, no matter what, and so does God.
Bible verses are offered as sidebars, including Proverbs 14:17, Psalm 56:3 and John 6:37
Illustrated by Bartholomew and Bill Clark, the pictures are in comic book style. They feature vivid colors, bold contrast and the occasional block-letter word -- like "yuck!" or "ugh!"
What I Like: This book does a wonderful job giving children words to use. My son struggles with a reactive temper. This book has helped us identify and diffuse those feelings that ignite tempers before it's too late. The illustrations are great. It's a nice length and encourages kids to talk to God when they encounter problems.
What I Dislike: The size. The length is great, but the actual size of the book is small -- only 5-1/2" x 4-1/2". If it were a hardback or board book, the size would be fine, but because it's a paperback, it could easily be lost. Although, for the price, it's definitely worth it!
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Age Appeal: 2-7
Publisher Info: Concordia Publishing House, 2003; ISBN: 0758605153; Paperback; $0.99
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