Sam's Pet Temper

bySangeeta BhadraIllustratorMarion Arbona

September 1, 2014|
Sam's Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra
Picture Books
Earn 95 plum® points
1% of net proceeds from this book helps children in high-needs communities through the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation
Buy Online
Ship to an address
Ships within 1-2 months.Free shipping on orders over $35
Pick up in store
To see if pickup is available,
Buy In Store
To check store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store


The hero of this picture book, Sam, has to wait for everything on the playground one day, and this makes him mad. "He got madder and madder until he was the maddest he had ever been in his whole life." And then, suddenly, an unusual thing appears. It runs around, shoving and tripping and pinching and stomping, until all the other children have run away. "It was hanging upside down from the monkey bars, grinning at him. Sam had never seen anything like it before, but he knew what it was. It was a Temper." At first, having a pet Temper is fun. But before long, the Temper starts causing trouble for Sam. And eventually, Sam comes to the realization that his Temper is something he needs to learn to control. This funny but poignant title by Sangeeta Bhadra offers a perfect representation of just how frustrated and angry small children can get when circumstances in their lives make them feel helpless. Though never heavy-handed, Bhadra also manages to convey what the consequences can be when that anger takes over a child''s behavior. The quirky yet stunning illustrations by Marion Arbona keep the emotional focus on the Temper, as a way to help children identify that their anger is not who they are. The emphasis on feelings makes this a terrific tie-in for character education lessons on self-discipline and taking responsibility for your actions, as well as on patience and perseverance when solving your own problems.
Sangeeta Bhadra studied biology in university, but couldn''t resist her lifelong love of writing stories for children. Sam''s Pet Temper is her first picture book. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.Marion Arbona is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children''s books. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Title:Sam's Pet Temper
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.5 X 9.25 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.5 X 9.25 X 0.25 in
Published:September 1, 2014
Publisher:Kids Can Press
Appropriate for ages:3
ISBN - 13:9781771380256

Recently Viewed