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Petal The Angry Cow by Maureen Fergus and Olga Demidova

Everybody gets mad sometimes? What do you do with your anger? Do you stuff it, let it go, or let it loose?

The Picture Book of the Week is Petal The Angry Cow, written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Olga Demidova.

About the Book:

Petal is a cow who does a lot of things well, like art and dancing. Unfortunately, she also has a bad temper. If anything even slightly annoying happens, Petal flies off the handle. If the dog borrows her stuff without asking or the sheep cuts in front her in line, Petal explodes. The farmer tries to change Petal’s behavior by giving her consequences, but it doesn’t work. Petal refuses to change until she meets a swan. The swan teaches Petal to respect others and be kind, but not in the way you would expect. Will Petal be able to go on a field trip?

Warning: In this book, Petal says bad words like “stupid”, and “dummy”. You don’t have to read them aloud if you don’t want to.

Writing Exercise:

This book is all about anger and what you do with yours. So, write about what you do with your anger when you feel it. It can be a fictional story about a fictional character, or it can be a story about your own life.

Happy Writing!

Alicia Salazar – Children’s Book Author

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