Fall 2021

No One Is Angry Today

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

An illustrated collection of thought-provoking stories about how anger doesn’t always have to be angry, with illustrations from Marc Boutavant.

In ten thoughtful, philosophical, absurd tales by master storyteller Toon Tellegen, the forest animals—from squirrel to scarab beetle—spend their days as friends do, with birthday parties, writing letters, visiting, dancing, or sometimes all alone. Each day brings emotions that are always worth exploring, although not always easy, and each story reveals new layers through the expressive, touching and funny illustrations of Marc Boutavant.

This wry and nuanced illustrated storybook gently shows that anger, in all its shapes and sizes, is a natural, necessary and often misunderstood emotion. Written by one of the greatest Dutch authors for children, this wise and gently written collection is perfect for children wanting to explore and learn more about difficult emotions and feelings, making it an ideal book to read together with family or in the classroom, for readers aged 6-12 years.

“A challenging exercise in decoding strong human emotions—but worth the effort.”—Kirkus Reviews

Toon Tellegen was born in the Netherlands. He was a doctor before starting to write for children in the early 1980s. His books are now considered classics of Dutch children’s literature.

Marc Boutavant is a graphic artist, illustrator and comic strip author from France who has illustrated numerous books for children.

Other books by Toon Tellegen:
The Day No One Was Angry

Praise for No One Is Angry Today:
“A challenging exercise in decoding strong human emotions – but worth the effort.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Powerful messages arise, as when, while considering what a firebelly toad’s anger might feel like, a tortoise offers: “Or it might be something heavy…. so heavy nobody can lift it.” The illustrations play with contrasts and shadows, complementing the moody atmosphere.”—Foreword Reviews

Format Your Price Add
978-1-77657-345-5
$15.74
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 82
Publication Date 2021-10-05
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV002000, JUV039050
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 7.5 x 10.5
Lexile 660
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A challenging exercise in decoding strong human emotions—but worth the effort.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Toon Tellegen

Toon Tellegen was born in the Netherlands in 1943. He was a doctor before he started writing for children in the early 1980s. His books are now considered classics of Dutch children's literature.

Illustrator: Marc Boutavant

Marc Boutavant is a graphic artist, illustrator, and comic strip author. He is one of France's great children's illustrators with a multitude of books to his name. He lives in Paris.

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No One Is Angry Today

An illustrated collection of thought-provoking stories about how anger doesn’t always have to be angry, with illustrations from Marc Boutavant. In ten thoughtful, philosophical, absurd tales by master storyteller Toon Tellegen, the forest animals—from squirrel to View available downloads →