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Angelfish Feels Angry is a picture book that helps young children discuss their feelings and build positive relationships. It offers a gentle introduction to the emotion of anger and offers some ways in which to deal with it. In the story, Angelfish is so cross when Whale accidentally damages her painting that she reacts angrily and hurts Whale’s feelings. Luckily, their teacher Mr Narwhal helps Angelfish understand how she can deal with angry feelings in future and together they work out how to repair Angelfish’s friendship with Whale.
The Emotion Ocean series of picture books for children aged 4 plus are a great way to promote discussion of feelings and emotions, help build positive relationships and boost self-esteem and good behaviour. The series supports the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and the RSE curriculum 2020. It is also suitable for use with children in KS1 and can be used to discuss virtues and values. The stories are accompanied by fun and humourous illustrations which really engage young children.