Author: Satoshi Kitamura
Arthur's mother asked him to go to bed and to stop watching TV, so Arthur became angry. He was very, very angry. In fact, angry enough to shatter the entire universe... but suddenly, Arthur forgot what made him so angry...
"Angry Arthur" uses a breathtakingly rare technique to depict children with volatile and irritable emotions which also profoundly illustrates the impact of this universal emotional experience on children. Although there are many children's books on emotional themes, children can rarely fully express their temper and anger throughout the book. This cut-in angle highlights the importance of this matter, and also shows that the creator understands and sympathizes with children's views and emotions when they are angry.
Therefore, "Angry Arthur" does not take adult-style reactions as the main axis to show how to restrain and change children's angry behavior. Instead, this book takes a "microscope" to take a closer look at the anger to figure out what's going on. This attitude of being open, honest and exploring emotions is also a healthy way of dealing with negative emotions.
Recommended for ages: 3-6