The Big Angry Roar
No matter how mindful we are I’m sure we all feel angry at times, but it’s how we respond to our angry feelings that is crucial.
As the result of a spat between siblings, Jonny Lambert’s Cub is feeling so angry he thinks he might pop.
All the other animals have their own ways to deal with their anger. Zebra and Gnu let theirs out by stamping and stomping; Rhino bashes and crashes; Hippo splatters and splashes but when Cub tries he ends up with an injured paw, an unpleasant aroma and even more anger.
His next encounter is with Elephant’s backside and a furious face off ensues.
Their tooting and roaring precipitates a massive …
Fortunately for all concerned Baboon is on hand ready to offer a lesson in anger management, which does the trick,
leaving Cub with just one more thing to do.
There’s a perfect balance of words and pictures giving the latter plenty of room for maximum impact in every one of Jonny’s eloquent scenes. Cub’s eye views of the animals – a forest of legs and looming bulk – are executed in his signature textured collage style.
The text, punctuated with plenty of onomatopoeia, exclamations, and variations in font size are a gift to readers aloud who enjoy putting on a performance – and who could resist with such a script.
Another must have for your collection from one of my favourite picture book creators.