Angry Dragon by Thierry Robberecht
Jun 26, 2012
Review by Karyn Walden-Forrest
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:great oil painting illustrations, good descriptors of anger for young readers/listeners
Cons:He tells his parents he hates them
The Bottom Line: This is a good book that shows the emotions and actions around getting angry when you're child and why they aren't always so good.
At the end of this last school year my seven year old son got into some issues for getting angry and not handling himself properly, so I brought home the books from the library with a theme of being angry. One of the books we read together was Angry Dragon.
Recommend this product?
This book tells of a boy who gets very angry, so angry he becomes what his parents call a dragon. He doesn't listen, he doesn't talk, he just storms about, fiery red with anger. He doesn't think about what he is doing but then he realizes that he is alone with his ruins and he feels sad for what he has done. He turns back into a boy realizing that being a human is much better than being an angry dragon.
The book is written by Thierry Robberecht and uses a lot of descriptive words. Colors, feelings, thoughts, are used in ways that not only describe how the boy is in the book, but also might give young readers some words themselves to describe how they feel when they get mad (after reading the book) and realizing that others can be in the same boat. There are several sentences on each page, but the book isn't very long at 29 pages.
The illustrations are eye catching, straight away, even from the front cover. Philippe Goossens does a great job of showing the anger the boy has, with deep reds. Each scene is done in oil painting and does a great job os showing the little red-headed boy and his exasperated parents getting angry back at him, trying to calm him down, and loving him once he does.
There is no punishment for his behavior, because it is OK to get angry, but adults (actually all those around someone who is angry) don't like what some people do when they get angry. He is praised and he tells the reader how he realizes that he is much better as a person and he can even say I love you when he is a boy, but not when he is a dragon and can't speak human.
Overall this is a good book for showing how being angry can be and why raging isn't a good idea.
Share this product review with your friends
Angry Birds MashEms Series 1 Mystery Foil Mini Figure Single Pack 1 RANDOM Figure by Globe Dragon Technology TOY...
Angry Birds: Knock On Wood Game Product Features: Based on the on the best-selling phone app game, Angry Birds Now kids can play their #1 favorite app...
Build, launch, and destroy! All your favorite oinkers and birds! From the phone-app game everyone loves, Angry Birds. Build, launch, and destroy with ...
Angry Birds Board Game: Build, launch and destroy with an exciting skill-and-action game based on the best-selling phone application. The game feature...
ANGRY BIRDS KNOCK ON WOOD Game Play your favorite app game in real life with the Angry Birds: Knock on Wood Game! The age-old battle between Angry Bir...
NEW Angry Birds Knock On Wood Board Game click picture to enlarge Brand new in the box Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game Based on the on the best-selling...
Angry Birds Space Toss Game- Black, Purple Blue Birds- Exclusive Space Version Game comes with 3 Angry Birds. Object of game is to toss the Angry Bird...
Find costumes, accessories and props at Target.com! Adult angry birds sassy costume
This officially licensed Angry Bird costume includes a black character dress with matching head band and attached tail. Shoes, stockings and bracelets...
Angry Toothless: ~2.7 How to Train Your Dragon 2 x Funko Mystery Minis Vinyl Mini-Figure Series