In ten thoughtful, philosophical, this wry and nuanced illustrated storybook gently shows that anger, in all its shapes and sizes, is a natural, necessary and often misunderstood emotion. This wise and gently written collection is perfect for children wanting to explore and learn more about difficult emotions and feelings, making it an ideal book to read together with family or in the classroom. Recommended for ages 8-11.
No One Is Angry Today by Toon Tellegen and Marc Boutavant
As they navigate the ups and downs of friendship and grapple with life’s big questions, the animals in this intriguing collection of short stories discover that finding your way in the world
can be tricky, even when your friends are helping you, and there may not be an answer. Is it possible to see the world through someone else’s eyes? What should we do when things
don’t make sense? And why do we get confused about our feelings?
Whether they’re being kind and supportive, a little bit envious, or downright mad, bad and dangerous to know, these unlikely sparring partners muddle through and emerge, if not enlightened, at least not too downcast. Their valiant attempts to make sense of an uncertain world are full of wisdom, humour and charm, and will strike a chord with readers of all ages. Toon Tellegen’s intriguing collection of light-touch stories provokes curiosity, stimulates debate, and encourages us to deal with uncertainty by trusting our ability to ‘think things through’.
No One Is Angry Today is a companion volume to The Day No One Was Angry, and is illustrated throughout with charming and expressive artwork by Marc Boutavant.