Written by Jessica Sinarski
Illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
About the book
What can you do when your feelings get the best of you?
The students at Sunnyvale Elementary carry a lot in their backpacks - including some things you can’t see quite so well, like big feelings and confusing emotions.
Today, one fiery, red book keeps spilling out and exploding onto everyone: ANGER! It’s time for the kids to use their best detective skills to figure out what’s underneath those angry feelings.
Ana feels HURT when her friends don’t play fair.
Ben feels EMBARRASSED when he makes a mistake.
Grace feels DIFFERENT when nobody chooses her for their team.
When our feelings get the best of us, we need to do our best with our feelings. Become a backpack detective like Ana, Ben, and Grace!
Stop when I’m furious.
Pause and be curious.
What is underneath the mad?
Am I lonely, stressed, or sad?
Make the most of the rich lessons in Jessica Sinarski's new release, Hello, Anger!
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Praise for Hello, Anger
"This book is such a gift to educators, parents, and anyone working with a child. Jessica carefully and intentionally helps to normalize big feelings for children by encouraging them to become curious about what is really going on underneath. By saying hello to feelings like anger, frustration, and hurt, kids (and grown-ups) can move toward peace. Every classroom would benefit from utilizing the practical tools and strategies that Jessica gives in this book."
-Ginger Healy MSW, LCSW
Program Director, Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.
"I love how Hello, Anger not only normalizes feeling big emotions, but gives children the language to better understand how emotions often show up in our daily lives. Hello, Anger is a great book for students who are exploring more about how feelings play a role in their relationships, school life, and personal identity."
Author of Roaring Mad Riley
"This beautifully illustrated story is a must-have for your social-emotional toolkit! Children will come to know the protective, though sometimes sabotaging, power that anger has to mask vulnerable feelings like sadness and shame. Adults will feel Ms. Sinarski’s empathy and come away with tips for dealing with big feelings."
-Dr. Audrey Erazo-Trivino
Senior Vice President, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
"Hello, Anger is not only engaging to read and beautifully illustrated, it's an essential guide to cultivating emotional intelligence for kids. This book teaches us not how to change our feelings such as anger, but how to change our relationship with them. Hello, Anger shows young readers that every feeling has a powerful message to send, and to harness the power of that message all we need to do is listen. "
-Renee Jain, Founder, GoZen!
Co-author of NYT bestseller Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience