Angry Like a Monster


Children - Educational
36 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2019
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Johnny and Jeffrey are brothers and, like all siblings, they fought over a toy. Jeffrey became angry and turned into a growling monster, with hands changing into claws, and growing almost as tall as the ceiling. When his mother sent him to his room, Jeffrey thought about how he turned into a monster, again. At first, he blamed everything in his life – his brother, bedtime, school, and chores. He realized that when he was not angry there were qualities he liked about himself. He created his own way of coping and realized how he liked himself when he was not angry. Angry Like a Monster, by Ashley Allis, LCPC with illustrations by Matthew Rapp, is a delightful way to teach children to cope with angry feelings.

The author has written a story that will appeal to children and gives parents guidance on how to teach children to cope with strong feelings. By using everyday examples and creative problem solving, practical advice is imparted. The best use of this book would be a parent reading to the child and discussing the story, especially how the child can develop his own ways to cope with angry feelings. The illustrations are vibrant and engaging, showing the emotions Jeffrey has – any child could relate to Jeffrey’s experience. The monster and the coping machine are interesting and will expand a child’s imagination. Author Ashley Allis and illustrator Matthew Rapp have created an educational and fascinating children’s book – a great addition to any child’s library.