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When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt Read an excerpt

When Sophie's Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt

By Molly Bang   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545788311 Hardcover
40 Pages | 9.34" x 10.26" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545801492 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

In a sequel to bestseller When Sophie Gets Angry..., Molly Bang asks: What hurts your feelings, and what do you do about it?

Everyone’s feelings get hurt, and it’s especially painful in childhood. In this story, Bang’s popular character Sophie is hurt when the other children laugh at her and tell her she’s wrong.

At issue is Sophie’s colorful, expressive painting of her favorite tree. Sophie loves it, but her picture is different from the paintings done by the other students. "The sky isn’t orange! Trees aren’t blue! Your picture is wrong!" they tell her.

In the end, the students learn there are many different ways to interpret the world — and each other. Here is a simple story that tackles the common issue of hurt feelings as it gently helps us to be more kind.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry...:

Caldecott Honor Book

Jane Addams Honor Book

ALA Notable Book

Charlotte Zolotow Award

" Bang’s evocatively illustrated book suggests no quick fixes; she treats childhood emotions with respect." —Publishers Weekly

" Bang captures the intensity of Sophie’s feelings with strong, broadly brushed forms and colors.... Sophie finds a way to cope with her anger, quite laudably, without a helping adult hand." —Kirkus Reviews

" Bang’s double-page illustrations, vibrating with saturated colors...reveal the drama of the child’s emotions."—School Library Journal, starred review

"An elegant and thought-provoking book for... children learning how to deal with emotions." —New York Times Book Review