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Anh's Anger
Anh's Anger
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Sep.01.2009
  • 9781888375947
  • Plum Blossom

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The first book of its kind to suggest a mindful and meditative approach to anger resolution among children. Children experience anger on a regular basis, but can lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. In Anh's Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh's grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike. "This book reminds us that anger is part of all of us and that mindful sitting and breathing can help transform it. Both adults and children...
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The first book of its kind to suggest a mindful and meditative approach to anger resolution among children. Children experience anger on a regular basis, but can lack the coping skills to guide them through these difficult moments. In Anh's Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh's grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.

"This book reminds us that anger is part of all of us and that mindful sitting and breathing can help transform it. Both adults and children will benefit from learning how to change an unhappy situation into a joyful one."
- Zen Master Scholar, Thich Nhat Hanh-

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"Who are you?" asked Anh. "And how did you get into my room?"

"I'm your anger." Said the creature, "You brought me here."

"My anger?"

The anger nodded.

"Did Grandfather see you come in? I'm not supposed to talk to strangers."

"Don't worry, Anh, I'm not a stranger. I'm the part of you that comes out when things don't go your way. I'm right here every time you get angry."

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About Gail

Gail Silver, is the founder of Philadelphia's Yoga Child, where she teaches yoga and  mindfulness classes for adults and children as well as  birth preparation programs for expectant parents. She also  develops curriculum for Yoga Child's city wide school based yoga program...

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Published Reviews

Aug.04.2009

The combination of Silver’s engaging narrative and Krömer’s colorful collages provides a storytelling feast

Oct.25.2011

This offbeat story makes the potentially cerebral topic of dealing appropriately with anger simple and delightfully visual. Krömer’s predominantly green palette in collages combined with brush and pencil...

Author's Publishing Notes

Anh's Anger is published by Plum Blossom Books an imprint of Parallax Press devoted exclusively to children's books. Plum Blossom Books features an array of titles for children and young adults based on Buddhist teachings, most notably those by Zen master and best-selling author Thich Nhat Hanh. Parallax Press has been publishing since 1985, and is the publisher of the best-sellers Being Peace and The World We Have. Parallax has been publishing successful children's books since 1988, with the publication of Happy Veggies by internationally acclaimed artist Mayumi Oda. The creation of an imprint dedicated exclusively to young readers and families will allow Parallax to bring these popular and accessible Buddhist teachings to a wider audience. "Parents are looking for fun and easy ways to teach their children about peace and spirituality," says Senior Editor Rachel Neumann. "Anh's Anger is a good story and at the same time it highlights simple Buddhist ideas."