Books for Keeps Book of the Day 15 Sep 2021
“A superbly designed book that validates anger and its extreme sibling, rage.” KIRKUS
“Teckentrup’s story is about fighting a resistance to change and acknowledging that we can call on anger when we find our paths blocked by injustice. More often than not, and understandably, anger is seen in a negative light—what Teckentrup is inviting us to contemplate is how anger can motivate, fuel inspiration and become a force for change. A potent, powerful storm of a book.” BfK 5-star review
The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride. Appropriate for a wide variety of ages, this book illustrates many aspects of anger that are often hard to articulate- how overwhelming it is, how isolating, even scary. But it also shows anger to be a source of power and an agent for change. Teckentrup’s impactful, boldly coloured paintings skilfully evoke the way intense anger can take us on an emotional journey, one that can be both exhausting and affirming. This beautiful tribute to one girl’s experience of anger offers readers the opportunity to make sense of, and talk about their own feelings of rage in a time when that kind of understanding is more important than ever.