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When Miles Got Mad

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When his little brother breaks his favorite toy, MILES GETS MAD. As his anger swells, he suddenly catches sight of himself in the mirror - but instead of his own reflection, a furry red monster with big round eyes and funny teeth stares back at him. By encouraging Miles to use his words to express his anger, the Mad Monster helps Miles move through this big emotion to calm himself. Through this fun story and adorable illustrations, this insightful and entertaining children's book offers much-needed comfort to ...

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Overview

When his little brother breaks his favorite toy, MILES GETS MAD. As his anger swells, he suddenly catches sight of himself in the mirror - but instead of his own reflection, a furry red monster with big round eyes and funny teeth stares back at him. By encouraging Miles to use his words to express his anger, the Mad Monster helps Miles move through this big emotion to calm himself. Through this fun story and adorable illustrations, this insightful and entertaining children's book offers much-needed comfort to young children as they struggle to regulate their emotions.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Definitely a book ALL children need to read."
-Lisa Marie Fletcher, blogger 1 Heart 1 Family
Dr.Michelle Borba
"Anger can be an overwhelming feeling for young children. When Miles Got Mad gives young kids the essential tools they need to work through this big emotion."
- Dr. Michelle Borba, Author & Parenting Contributor for the Today Show
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—While playing together, little brother Max grabs Miles's model airplane and accidentally breaks it. Enraged, the older boy yells and scares Max, who flees to Mom. Miles finds that his reflection in the mirror has changed into a furry red monster that advises him to talk through his anger, and he does, until it dissipates. This book is based on a screenplay for "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show," a DVD/download series aimed at helping preschoolers learn social-emotional skills. Its purpose is bibliotherapeutic, and it achieves its goal without condescension by describing Miles's emotional and physical states in a matter-of-fact way. When Miles gets mad, "His cheeks got BURNING HOT. His chest felt tight. His hands CURLED INTO FISTS." His chat with the monster in the mirror lets readers listen in on the internal dialogue between his emotional side and his rational side; that Miles calms himself down without adult intervention is empowering. Simple color cartoon illustrations are set against a backdrop of sepia photographic settings, which is visually interesting without being distracting, and emphasizes the connection between the story and real life. A note for adults explains the importance of children verbalizing their feelings and provides information about the mission of The Mother Company and Ruby's Studio. A solid choice for caregivers to share with children when discussing handling strong emotions.—Heidi Estrin, Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615699653
  • Publisher: The Mother Company
  • Publication date: 4/11/2013
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 332,800
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ABBIE SCHILLER is a children's book author, children's show creator and producer, and founder of The Mother Company. She and Samantha collaborate with renowned parenting experts and educators to ensure all The Mother Company books and shows are age-appropriate and educational. Then she tests them at home with her 2-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter and all their friends.

SAMANTHA KURTZMAN-COUNTER is a children's book author, children's show producer and director, and partners with Abbie in The Mother Company. Samantha adapts all the books from the shows to ensure they are exceptional books as stand-alone properties. She gets most of her notes from her son Jack, who just entered Kindergarten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    Love this book from the pictures to the message.  Every parent h

    Love this book from the pictures to the message.  Every parent has been through this - when your child is spiraling out of control and can't control their emotions - hopefully not in public! - and nothing you say or do will stop the full on tantrum from coming.  My little one LOVED Miles, she even loved the monster.  Best of all, I found her repeating part of the book to herself when she started getting angry.  Check out The Mother Company's other books and their shows as well - they have a handle on how to help little ones deal with big emotions.  

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