When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry

Book review by Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Kids will respond to Sophie's frustration.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 1 review

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age 3+


After getting upset the little girl runs out of the house, into the woods, (her parents property?), stays out by herself for quite some time, and then comes home calm and happy and everything is good. True, children need time alone to calm down. True, your family loves you even if you do get upset. However, running out of the house alone isn't always an option for most little children. City kids often don't have a safe place to run to, or a child may not know the way back. In addition, this doesn't teach any way to deal with conflict itself, or suggest alternative ways of expressing anger. The book suggests that it's ok to roar and explode as long as you give people around you enough time to get over your tantrum. I didn't read it to my kids.
age 3+


I think its OK.

This title has:

Educational value
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