Everyone Feels Angry Sometimes is a book from the series Everyone Has Feelings. This series explores various emotions children experience. Firstly, these books help in idenifying the feeling and then go on to share examples of how children can deal with them or express them in a positive manner. This series tries to address the gap in regular school curriculum. These books about feelings are books that heal kids and help them develop an emotional quotient.
Everyone Feels Angry Sometimes starts with an example of a dog chewing up Sofie’s shoes. Her mother teaches her to keep them in a safe place, to protect them from the dog. This example teaches children how to deal with their own anger. The next situation is where Mateo drives his bicycle over Mr. Sanchez’s flowerbed. Mateo apologizes and helps Mr. Sanchez fix it. Another example is when a child doesn’t get something she truly desires. Her parents helps her deal with the feeling positively. The book thus explains how to deal with your own anger as well as how to handle a situation where someone else is angry with you. The emotion can be handled in a positive manner in both the situations.
The author and artist do a good job of presenting text and pictures that describe the emotions of anger and happiness. The illustrations are done in bold colors and the people are life-like and realistic. The situations are true to life. The last page of the book has the index, glossary, suggested activities to do when you feel angry and some more references.