Last week I was lucky enough to get a publisher preview of Princess Addison Gets Angry (©2013) by Molly Martin. This book will be released on February 1, but I’m pleased to be able to provide my readers with a sneak peek!
In Princess Addison Gets Angry, we meet a vivacious redheaded princess named Addison Lorelei Tiffany Genevieve Sinclair (known as Addy to her friends and Honeyscoop to her father). Every morning Princess Addison loves to walk her dogs, stopping along the way to dance by the fountain and pick flowers. When a rainy day prevents Addison from going outside to play, she gets very, very angry. Princess Addison’s mother tells her that it’s okay to feel angry, but that a princess should never hit people or breaks things when she is mad. Instead, it’s a good idea to go for a walk, read a book, or talk about your feelings, because there is always tomorrow.
This was an enjoyable book to read, and is a worthwhile tool in teaching kids about dealing with anger, but it’s best when supplemented with commentary by a parent or teacher. Questions like, “is rain something worth getting angry about?” are never addressed on the page, but are worth discussing with your child.
This book would also be an excellent choice for classroom reading, followed by a conversation about Princess Addison’s behavior and appropriate vs. inappropriate ways to deal with anger.
With a list price of only $6.95 for the hardcover edition, I believe this book will make a worthwhile addition to your read-aloud library. I recommend it for children ages 4-7.