When Anhs friends leave and he feels left out at school, his anger shows up to keep him company Anh the protagonist of Gail Silvers previous book Anhs Anger, is a typical and easy to relate to elementary school age boy His anger, personified as a red hairy impulsive creature, teaches him some valuable lessons about not getting carried away by his strong emotions By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breathing Anh is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk.Reach and Teach.com called Anhs Anger, One of the best books weve ever seen on the issue of dealing with anger The New Yorker review highlighted how the book uses deep breathing to regain control during a tantrum And Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh calls the Anhs Anger series, a wonderful gift for both children and adults who want to learn how to turn unhappy situations into joyful ones Steps and Stones the second of the Anhs Anger Story trilogy will help children learn to understand the causes of their own strong emotions, and teaches them peaceful ways to resolve difficulties through mindfulness and meditation An invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.Steps and Stones is beautifully illustrated by New York artist and childrens book illustrator Christiane Krmer Using a mix of paper, acrylic, cardboard, and found materials, her vibrant multi textured collages reflect the connection between the characters and their environment and echo the wide range of emotions that come together in the story.Gail Silver writes If, at an early age, children become comfortable with identifying and articulating their anger, then they can feel confident working through anger in healthy ways during their adolescent years There is a lot of adolescent violence in the news today I am overwhelmed with pain and sadness every time I hear of an adolescent using a gun While these teens are deeply troubled and have many problems, unresolved anger plays a part in their difficulty I hope these books can be used as a preventative resource We can only practice what we know or what we are willing to learn My hope is that the Anhs Anger stories can contribute to a decrease in adolescent aggression and violence by teaching children at an early age how to safely understand and express their anger....
|Title||:||Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story|
|Publisher||:||Plum Blossom October 16, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||895 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story Reviews
I lead a children's group at a local Zen Center. Each session we read a different book. I have read many, if not most, of the Zen and Buddhist books for children. In my opinion, the two Anh's Anger books are the best. They are concisely written, age-appropriate, and beautifully illustrated. Mostly important present a simple, solid teaching that kids can use. So often in Western culture, anger is viewed as an enemy, something we have to suppress or conquer. In Steps and Stones, Anger is not an enemy, but a companion to be acknowledged, accepted, and handled skilfully. Being a friend to Anger does not, however, mean always doing what Anger wants to do! The children in the group love the Anh books. I like Anh's Anger slightly better than Steps and Stones, but I rate both 5 stars.
My son loves this story and we have been reading it and it's companion book (Ahn's Anger) every night since we got it 2 weeks ago. As a social worker that works with young kids (why I actually purchased the books), I think it shows a great way for kids to handle their anger.
My grandson has anger issues. I felt this book would help the family deal with this subject.
An great way to label anger and what to do it with.
This is a beautiful book. I am a social worker and use this book to help children better understand anger. This is an amazing story that shows how self talk, breath work and being in the moment help quiet anger.
We love this book. Beautiful art and a story that engages and teaches. Our daughter goes to this book on her own when she feels upset.
My 4 year old daughter loves this book!
A great story following the character Anh, and how he deals with anger at school. This is a good book for school aged children, and shows how Anh deals with emotion in the playground and in a peer group setting. My 5 yr old loves this book and also the first one Anh's Anger and can relate to the character.