Josh's Smiley Faces: A Story About Anger

Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 3-6
Item #: 441A001
ISBN: 978-1-59147-001-4
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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When Josh is angry, he throws his toys, breaks things, and even hits his little brother. Mom says it's time for Josh to learn better ways to get his mad feelings out. With the help of a chart of smiley faces, Josh starts to use his words, get along better with others — and feel more "smiley" himself!

Josh's Smiley Faces provides a simple yet effective tool for parents to help their young children learn how to express anger, frustration, and other difficult emotions. In a Note to Parents, psychologist and author Virginia Shiller discusses anger and the shaping of behavior with reward programs.

About the Author
Gina Ditta-Donahue is a psychiatric registered nurse. The inspiration for Josh's Smiley Faces, her first children's book, came from the patients with whom she has worked, as well as her own toddler. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons.
About the Illustrator
Anne Catharine Blake is a writer, graphic designer, cartoonist, and illustrator, with many children's books to her credit. She grew up in Canada and the southern United States, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.