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This reassuring picture book explores questions and concerns about angry feelings and why people fight in a simple and accessible way. It talks about differences of opinion and beliefs, and touches on the way some people use bullying as a means of forcing others to accept their opinions. It uses everyday examples of conflict, such as those from home and the playground, to help children understand conflicts in the wider world. It concludes by looking at how we can learn to solve differences in a peaceful way.

Notes for parents and teachers at the back of the book provide valuable advice for how to share this book with your child or class.

Suitable for Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7), readers are taught to consider the social and moral dilemmas that they come across, such as agressive behaviour. Occasional prompts throughout the text give a chance to discuss the issue being raised.

Written by trained psychotherapist, journalist and parent, and illustrated by an experienced children’s book artist, this is a part of an acclaimed and successful, long-running series of picture-book non-fiction books for Early Years. Books in the series give advice and promote interaction between children, parents and teachers on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. They are excellent tools for teachers to use during classroom discussions.

‘Examines conflict at home and school and looks at non-violent ways of conflict resolution. A useful introduction to the topic…’ Eveninig Echo

‘The pictures in [this volume], innocent, bright and sympathetic, are well realised, and there are instructions for teachers and parents on the use of the book’ Books for Keeps

Reviews

The pictures in [this volume], innocent, bright and sympathetic, are well realised, and there are instructions for teachers and parents on the use of the book.
Books for Keeps
Examines conflict at home and school and looks at non-violent ways of conflict resolution. A useful introduction to the topic, particularly for classroom use.
Evening Echo