The Temper Tantrum Book

by Edna Mitchell Preston

Other authorsRainey Bennett (Author)
Paperback, 1976

Status

Available

Call number

823

Collection

Publication

Puffin (1976), Edition: 3rd Printing - December 1975, 40 pages

Description

Relates in rhyme several issues between parent and child that provoke tantrums.

User reviews

LibraryThing member lquilter
Lots of different animals have different kinds of temper tantrums. Useful for introducing the topic of temper tantrums, which can help with discussions of these, shall we say, less than desirable behaviors.
LibraryThing member adaq
Lots of different animals have different kinds of temper tantrums. Useful for introducing the topic of temper tantrums, which can help with discussions of these, shall we say, less than desirable behaviors.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
A series of animals throw a temper tantrum in rhyme in this amusing picture-book from 1969. From Lionel Lion, who doesn't like to have the tangles in his hair combed, to Thomas Q. Tiger, who doesn't care to be groomed too roughly, each animal vents their anger, before explaining what the trouble
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is. Only Henrietta Hippopotamus, whose mother allows her to wallow in the mud, is happy and content...

With a rhyming text from author Edna Mitchell Preston, and colorful artwork from illustrator Rainey Bennett, The Temper Tantrum Book would make an excellent read-aloud at story-time. The question/answer format of the story works very well, allowing the reader to appreciate the humorous side of the bad behavior first, and then revealing what is causing it. I don't know that this really has a very clear didactic purpose - if the lesson is to learn self control, even when frustrated, why is the only well-behaved animal child the one who is allowed to do as she pleases? - but it is nevertheless a sympathetic depiction of an all-too-common childhood occurrence: the temper tantrum. Recommended to those seeking picture-books for younger children, especially ones featuring childlike frustration.
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

8.42 inches

ISBN

0140501819 / 9780140501810
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