Children can develop the ability to respond to their emotions in a healthy way through the practice of mindfulness.
Welcome to the February 28th stop on the blog tour for Andy Gets Angry by Mike J Masse with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post. Want more? I also featured an interview with the author earlier this month.
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About the Book
Andy Gets Angry
by Mike J Masse
Illustrated by Emily Corbett
Published 8 September 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 36
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Children can develop the ability to respond to their emotions in a healthy way through the practice of mindfulness. Andy Gets Angry is a great introduction for children to learn a fun and simple breath technique to respond to their emotions. The beautifully hand-painted illustrations provide the perfect landscape to tell the story of Andy and his journey in learning the wonderful skill of mindfulness. Share the book with your loved ones, and help us all plant the seed to be present!
Andy has a brother, Bobby. Bobby can be pretty silly.
Andy also has a sister, Sierra, who sings all the time.
Andy loves watching funny videos, he enjoys playing some sports and he loves video games.
But sometimes, Andy gets angry!
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Andy Gets Angry by Mike J Masse as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you for all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Andy Gets Angry is the story of a boy named Andy who allows the things that annoy or distress him to push him to anger, and then when he cools down he regrets the things he said or did in anger. All of that changes when he meets a man named Mindful Mike who teaches him and other kids how to relax, self-soothe, and stay calm.
This is such an important message for kids, parents, and teachers alike and offers excellent advise and calming strategies. I think this book should be in every elementary classroom, every preschool, and every afterschool care facility, as it’ll come in handy time and again as different kids need it. I would also recommend this for any parent whose child is struggling with regulating their emotions.
The artwork is beautiful! The details are stunning, but the real star of the show is the use of colour to convey heated anger and cooling calm. Beautiful! The particular illustration chosen for the cover, while appropriate to the title and plot, does not give the best indication of the fantastically moving artwork within.
About the Author
Mike Masse is a mindfulness consultant and public speaker who specializes in mindfulness-based stress reduction. For over a decade, he has been teaching adults, youth, and children mindfulness skills to help reduce their levels of stress and anxiety. A highly sought-after trainer, Mike facilitates workshops with educators, first responders, health care providers, and others who work in high-stress environments. Mike lives in Stratford, Ontario with his two sons and his wife.
Mike J Masse will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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