About the Book
Book Title: Sometimes When I’m Mad by Deborah Serani
Category: Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date: January 2022
Award-winning author and psychologist Dr. Deborah Serani and illustrator Kyra Teis team up again for a companion to “Sometimes When I’m Sad” that tackles the difficult feeling of anger. “Sometimes When I’m Mad” describes a child’s experience with anger and the many ways it can surface, along with ways children – and adults who love them – can use anger management techniques.
About the Author
Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is psychologist in practice over 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on many psychological subjects. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her. Dr. Serani is an award-winning author, writing about psychological topics in many genres.
Sometimes when I’m Mad by Deborah Serani, Psy.D. was fascinating. I loved how Deborah Serani took something complicated and whittled it down to something everyone can understand and learn from.
Each page shows a different angle of how we can channel or redirect our anger into positive places. I liked the phrasing Deborah Serani used as even my youngest could read it and understand it and I personally LOVED the more in depth break down Deborah Serani gave at the back of the book. It was immensely helpful, and I thought she did a fantastic job explaining anger and its management in various stages of a life from infancy to school age children.
Very lovely story. And they illustrations were beautifully done.
The only thing I would have liked to have seen was a bit more of a story to the book.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.