""Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is an excellent anger-management toolbox written at reading level 1-2 for kids ages 4-8. Full-color illustrations provide examples of kids experiencing anger management problems and solutions. "Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is described as a gentle empowering book that helps kids channel their anger by giving constructive alternatives, rather than focusing on what not to do. "Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is very accessible and kid-friendly without talking down to kids. Its simple, direct language provides real models of better ways to interact and deal with anger. "Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is a paperback book that includes an activity guide for adults with specific suggestions for ways to reinforce helpful ideas and also a number of suggested games and activities to resolve anger. "Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is part of the Learning to Get Along series from Free Spirit Publishing. "Cool Down and Work Through Anger" is highly recommended for kids ages 4-8 who have anger management issues or concerns." --Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch: Reviewer's Choice
Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.