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No One Is Angry Today

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I liked the illustrations in this collection of short stories dealing with anger. I'm not really sure what the author was intending with this collection, as I felt puzzled at the end of each story. I kept wondering what the author's point was.

Thank you to Netgalley and to Publisher Spotlight for this ARC in exchange for my review.
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The illustrations in this book are wonderful. I really enjoyed seeing different representations of anger and other strong emotions, and seeing how others deal/perceive their friends' feelings. I think the age recommendations is off and that this would be better for older children, and preteens.
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I wasn’t entirely sure how to feel about this read, honestly. The illustrations were adorable…but I was a little confused as to what the point of the book is. 
A group of forest creatures (and a random elephant) feel anger for different reasons in short chapters…but their anger is never resolved, the chapter just sort of stops without any resolve. 
I think it’s good for kids to acknowledge their anger, but they also need tools on how to overcome that anger, too. 

Thank you, Net Galley for the ARC!
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This is a story about emotions, specifically feeling anger and figuring out how to handle it. I am a big supporter of helping our children how to properly handle their big emotions. I appreciate books like this for this purpose. Parts of the story are ambiguous and I feel it would help to have an adult explain it to them. The illustrations were great and helped to tell the story. Overall a good read.
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange my an honest review.

I did not understand most of these stories. They genuinely didn't make sense to me. I don't know if I'm just too dumb? Or if these weren't written well. These stories seem like they may be written for children, but they are definitely too long and too abstract for actual children.

I did enjoy "The bear" from the collection, but that was the only story I liked. 

The art style is very cute and I did like the drawings throughout. However I really only liked the art and one story in this whole collection.
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This is a powerful story about dealing with emotions, especially anger. We see how each creature deals with this emotion in their own way. It helps to show children that their way of expressing it isn't always bad.
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The illustrations are beautiful and fun. The stories are meaningful and provide a good lesson for children and how their emotions should be handled and why are they feeling these emotions, however I believe they would need to be guided by an adult in order to understand the lesson as it won't be completely straight forward for them.
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Thank you to the Gecko Press and NetGalley for the electronic review copy of this book. In ten short stories this book showcases anger, forgiveness, fear, or frustration. Unfortunately, no resolution to these difficult feelings is provided. The art, on the other hand, is another matter. It is beautiful and the characters’ feelings are clearly showcased through their facial expressions.
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No One Is Angry Today is a beautifully illustrated book about anger and other big emotions manifested via animals. 

This would be a great book to share with children who don't understand where their anger comes from or who struggle with anger. Some of the stories' meanings and endings aren't entirely clear, so a grownup should be on hand to assist with interpretation. The ambiguity is what makes the stories interesting.
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