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I Want to Be Mad for a While!

By Barney Saltzberg   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338666540 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.233" x 8.301" | Ages 3 to 5

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338815436 Ebook
32 Pages | Ages 3 to 5

Discover an exploration of BIG feelings that is perfect for fans of social-emotional bestsellers When Sophie Gets Angry — Really, Really Angry and My Mouth Is a Volcano, from the bestselling author of Beautiful Oops!, Barney Saltzberg!

Sometimes it helps when we talk.

Sometimes there's nothing to say.

I just need a little alone time

to make the mad go away.

Discover a universally relatable story about one little cat who just wants to be MAD... at least for a little while! With gentle text and bold, vibrant illustrations, Barney Saltzberg encourages readers to "feel what they feel" and express their emotions, helping young ones develop key tools for social-emotional literacy. A must-have for any toddler caregiver. This book empowers children on the topic of anger, letting them know that it's okay to feel mad sometimes. Because after you let yourself feel mad... then you can start to feel GLAD!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for I Want to Be Mad for a While:

“Bold yet gentle in its message, this book gives permission for readers to sit with their feelings.” — Kirkus Review

“This enjoyable title provides crucial opportunities for discussion and deep insight into children’s emotional truths.” — School Library Journal