Saturday, December 4, 2010

Book Review- Mad At Mommy

By Komako Sakai
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books
Released on October 1st, 2010
Ages 2-5
Received from Scholastic
3 Stars- It's A Good Read

Little Bunny is VERY MAD at his mommy.

She sleeps too late.

She talks too much.

She watches her silly shows instead of cartoons.

And she gets mad for no reason -- just a few little bubbles on the floor.

The only thing left to do is run away. But does he really want to leave Mommy behind forever?

With the charming illustrations and spot-on understanding of young children's thinking that distinguished THE SNOW DAY and EMILY'S BALLOON, Komako Sakai brings us a REALLY ANGRY -- and ultimately sweet -- new story (quoted from Goodreads).

These illustrations and direct sentences are great for preschoolers. The story itself captures the frustrations that toddlers have with their parents in not always understanding why they are told to do certain things, like "hurry up". In this case little bunny is mad at his mommy. The description of emotions is one preschoolers can relate to well. My little preschooler enjoyed the illustrations, but didn't stay at captivated with the story as she has with others.

I think this is a great book to use in preschool settings or at home, when teaching little ones about emotions and being mad and frustrated.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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