I Want to Be Mad for a While! (Hardcover)

I Want to Be Mad for a While! By Barney Saltzberg, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator) Cover Image

I Want to Be Mad for a While! (Hardcover)


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Discover an exploration of BIG feelings that is perfect for fans of social-emotional bestsellers When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry and My Mouth Is a Volcano, from the bestselling author of Beautiful Oops!, Barney Saltzberg!

Sometimes it helps when we talk.

Sometimes there's nothing to say.

I just need a little alone time

to make the mad go away.

Discover a universally relatable story about one little cat who just wants to be MAD... at least for a little while! With gentle text and bold, vibrant illustrations, Barney Saltzberg encourages readers to "feel what they feel" and express their emotions, helping young ones develop key tools for social-emotional literacy. A must-have for any toddler caregiver. This book empowers children on the topic of anger, letting them know that it's okay to feel mad sometimes. Because after you let yourself feel mad... then you can start to feel GLAD!

Barney Saltzberg has close to 50 picture books published. His books have won numerous awards, including NAPPA Gold Awards, as well as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews starred reviews. Melinda Gates chose Beautiful Oops! as one of the top three books every child should read. Barney is passionate about working with children, parents, teachers, and organizations on the art of making mistakes and finding play and creativity in our everyday lives.

Product Details ISBN: 9781338666540
ISBN-10: 1338666541
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English

Praise for I Want to Be Mad for a While:

“Bold yet gentle in its message, this book gives permission for readers to sit with their feelings.” -- Kirkus Review

“This enjoyable title provides crucial opportunities for discussion and deep insight into children’s emotional truths.” -- School Library Journal

Praise for Beautiful Oops!:

* "A festive invitation to creative liberation." -- Kirkus Review, starred review

"Clumsy kids will appreciate Barney Saltzberg’s imaginative book, which shows how mistakes (spills, tears, stains) can turn into something wonderful." -- Parents Magazine