Angry Me

Angry Me

Written by: Feder, Sandra V.
Illustrated by: Jomepour Bell, Rahele
ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1

"A young child tells us what makes her angry and how she tries to let the anger come and go. An artful starting point for conversations about strong feelings.

“I get angry,” says a little girl, looking fiercely in the mirror. Sometimes she gets angry when someone is mean and tries to take her toy away, when it feels unfair that there’s not enough time to go swimming, when she’s tired and just wants to go home, or when the kids at school leave her out, hurting her feelings.

When she’s angry, she tries to remember to use her words — even though that doesn’t always work. Sometimes she can’t find the right words, or the words don’t come out the way she intends. But sometimes words do help, and when her anger melts away a new feeling can blossom.

Sandra Feder’s cleverly constructed text presents different situations in which a child might feel angry, creating a nuanced look at anger and its many underlying emotions. Rahele Jomepour Bell’s illustrations show a loveable, angry little girl, brimming with personality, who learns how to express herself as she moves through her feelings."


Key Text Features

dialogue

explanation

illustrations

vignettes


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

"A young child tells us what makes her angry and how she tries to let the anger come and go. An artful starting point for conversations about strong feelings.

“I get angry,” says a little girl, looking fiercely in the mirror. Sometimes she gets angry when someone is mean and tries to take her toy away, when it feels unfair that there’s not enough time to go swimming, when she’s tired and just wants to go home, or when the kids at school leave her out, hurting her feelings.

When she’s angry, she tries to remember to use her words — even though that doesn’t always work. Sometimes she can’t find the right words, or the words don’t come out the way she intends. But sometimes words do help, and when her anger melts away a new feeling can blossom.

Sandra Feder’s cleverly constructed text presents different situations in which a child might feel angry, creating a nuanced look at anger and its many underlying emotions. Rahele Jomepour Bell’s illustrations show a loveable, angry little girl, brimming with personality, who learns how to express herself as she moves through her feelings."


Key Text Features

dialogue

explanation

illustrations

vignettes


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — May 1, 2022
Specifications 32 pages | 8 in x 11.25 in
Written By

SANDRA V. FEDER is the author of two acclaimed picture books. Bitter and Sweet, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker, was a PJ Library selection, and The Moon Inside, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro, has been translated into French, Chinese and Korean. She’s also the author of three early chapter books — Daisy’s Perfect Word, Daisy’s Defining Day and Daisy’s Big Night, illustrated by Susan Mitchell. Sandra lives in Northern California.

Illustrated by

RAHELE JOMEPOUR BELL’s charming illustrations have appeared in Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali (Kirkus Best Picture Books of the Year), Book’s Big Adventure by Adam Lehrhaupt and Playdate by Maryann Macdonald, as well as in seven picture books published in Iran. She has received a number of awards and honors for her work.

Audience ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Key Text Features

dialogue; explanation; illustrations; vignettes

Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4