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Angry Arthur (Red Fox picture books) Paperback – 16 Sep 1993


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New edition edition (16 Sept. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099196611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099196617
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 0.3 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hiawyn has had nearly a hundred books published in more than 26 languages. Many have been used on children's programmes, including Book Tower, Jackanory, and The Tweenies. She has also written scripts for children's animation series and book and lyrics for musicals including the highly acclaimed 'THE VACKEES' and the concert piece 'LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW.' When she's not writing she paints and has had several successful exhibitions.

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"Kitamura is one of the world's most original and stylish children's illustrators." (Sunday Times)

"Kitamura's arresting, thought-provoking drawings confirm him as one of our finest and most versatile illustrators." (The Guardian) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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New Andersen paperback edition of this Kitamura classic about a boy who gets very, very angry. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Ure on 7 Dec. 2006
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Angry Arthur is a beautifully perceptive observation of a 3-year old boy's tantrum when told to turn off the TV and go to bed. He progresses from destroying his house and street to a shattering "universe quake", despite attempts to soothe him by various loved ones. When he eventually does calm down, he has no recollection of what triggered the episode in the first place. I was lucky enough to happen upon this book in the library when my son was three. We both loved it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G. Porter on 15 Mar. 2009
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I bought this for my son when he was three, and read it to him often. He's now in his twenties and asks where the book has gone so much, as it has memories for him (probably because he recognized the feelings it describes so well), that I bought him a new copy.He loves it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on 10 Jan. 2010
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My six year old son who often gets angry enjoys the story and is amazed at the impact of Arthur's anger. It helps to promote some discussion with him about anger.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By angry arthur on 14 Nov. 2010
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This is an excellent book as a starting point in discussing the feeling of Anger with the reluctant conversationist. The manner in which the story is told lends itself to a natural flow of talk with the child,allowing the child to come out with examples of his own situations where h has felt angry.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LCasey on 22 Mar. 2011
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This book is slightly old fashioned and the imagery is a bit far fetched. My 3 year old twins struggled to understand the far fetched consequences of Arthurs anger and I had to explain a lot as they were a bit scared. It also doesn't explain how to cope when you are angry which is the message I was looking for. I think this is more suitable for children aged around 6-9 years old.
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This tells the story of a boy whose anger destroys the world. I found it sad and scary that no-one talked to the boy about his feelings and there was no redemption or resolution from his anger. I know someone who still feels like his anger is unacceptable and destructive because of this book, when I'd want my kids to know that anger is a legitimate feeling when you feel wronged, but best resolved by talking and constructive action. So not to my personal taste, though it is quite memorable and well illustrated.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Sept. 2010
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Bought this book after reading somewhere that it can help start a discussion with your child if they are having difficulties. My son was flying into blind rages (he was 6 at the time) both at home and school. We read this book together and it seemed to help him open up. At the end he even said that Arthur was just like him (the way he feels sometimes). We discussed how this rage feels like to him and how to try and stop it before it gets out of control. We also talked about him taking up a hobby, which he has done. Thanks to this book my son is now at Karate twice a week and doing very well at karate, school and home! What more could a parent want? My son is now much happier and so are we!
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A book I used a long time ago, which fell apart through overuse. I recently re-purchased the book to use for PSHE teaching with year 3 children. Lovely illustrations and language. Children with anger issues able to access the book and talk about feelings without direct reference to themselves.
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