This engaging book in the Big Bright Feelings series is a clever take on temper tantrums.
Ravi never minded being the smallest in his family. Until one day, his short arms can't reach the monkey bars, he can't find anyone during hide-and-seek, AND he's too little to ride the big slide. Ravi is so mad--so furious--that he can't control his temper anymore . . .
Ruby Finds a Worry
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About the Author
Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the Big Bright Feelings picture books--including Ravi's Roar, Ruby Finds a Worry, and Perfectly Norman--in addition to Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, and Bubble Trouble. He is also the author of Goat's Coat. He writes and illustrates in his native United Kingdom where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family.
"An understated book about losing one's temper and the love of family." --Kirkus Reviews
"The narrative's sentiment is earnest, and its familial affection, clear." --Publishers Weekly
"A sweet and simple behavioral tale, this book . . . recognizes anger without either shaming or validating it and would be an easy entry point for a discussion about learning to control one's emotions or empathizing with those who might need a little extra help today." --Booklist
"Encapsulates the message to all readers that anger is okay and that forgiveness is yours if you ask for it. A great addition to highlight emotional awareness." --School Library Journal
"Mr. Percival's digital artwork gives panache to a relatable tale of anger and reconciliation for children." - The Wall Street Journal
"The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner." --Booklist on PERFECTLY NORMAN
"A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly." --Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN
"An ideal selection for storytimes." --School Library Journal on PERFECTLY NORMAN
"Percival's message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman's world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he's near turns technicolor." --Publishers Weekly on PERFECTLY NORMAN
"The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance." --Kirkus Reviews on PERFECTLY NORMAN
"Percival treats worry like a natural part of life, including the idea that sharing worries with others is a good way to ensure "they never hung around for long."" --Publishers Weekly on RUBY FINDS A WORRY