How to Crack Your Peanut

Solving the Mystery of Why You Sometimes Lose Your Mind

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Pub Date 21 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 22 Jan 2022
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Give Kids the Tools They Need to Control Their Emotions

Allison Edwards’ How to Crack Your Peanut helps kids understand why they sometimes lose control and make bad decisions. When kids learn how the brain works, they can begin to listen to their bodies and control their emotions.

Diego doesn’t understand why he always seems to lose his temper and lash out at people. He begins to feel like something is wrong with him and wonders if he is a bad kid. With the help of his counselor, Dr. B, Diego learns that the reason he acts the way he does is because of a peanut-shaped part of his brain called the amygdala.

Once he discovers how his brain works, Diego understands why his body feels out of control when he is angry or overwhelmed. Will the three tricks he learns from Dr. B help him keep his peanut calm, cool, and collected?

This gentle introduction to emotion regulation will help children realize they are not bad kids who make bad choices. They are good kids who can learn to control their emotions and make better choices, no matter the situation.

Give Kids the Tools They Need to Control Their Emotions

Allison Edwards’ How to Crack Your Peanut helps kids understand why they sometimes lose control and make bad decisions. When kids learn how the...


A Note From the Publisher

Book illustrator: Esther Hernando

E-Book 9781953945600

Book illustrator: Esther Hernando

E-Book 9781953945600


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An excellent, effective guide for self-regulation for younger elementary kids. This is told in very accessible, kid-friendly language and makes sure to reinforce the point multiple times that kids who may have issues with being overwhelmed, feeling anxious, or having intense flashes of anger aren't "bad" or "damaged". They're experiencing a normal physiological phenomenon that can often be managed with simple calming or grounding techniques. The illustrations are bright and engaging and the examples used in the book will be very relatable to young children. This could be a very helpful tool to help kids learn how their brain and emotions work and how they can work to control their actions and reactions the way they want. This would be a good addition to elementary classroom and school libraries as well as a school psychologist's bookshelf. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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As someone who works in healthcare, I understand how confusing the brain can be, but it's so important to know about our body and how it works! I think getting kids interested and excited to learn about how their body can affect their emotions is super important. This book does a wonderful job at explaining complex systems in easy to understand and relatable examples. The illustrations are also very well done! Thank you NetGalley for providing a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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