Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) (Paperback)
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From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, a clever take on temper tantrums in a story about controlling big angry feelings.
Ravi never minded being the smallest in his family. Until one day, his short arms can’t reach the monkey bars, he can’t find anyone during hide-and-seek, AND he’s too little to ride the big slide. Ravi is so mad -- so furious -- that he can’t control his temper anymore . . . and he turns into a ferocious, roaring TIGER!
Tigers can do anything they want! But who wants to play with a growling, wild tiger who won’t share or behave? Ravi is about to discover something very important about voicing his feelings.
While we all get angry sometimes, Ravi's Roar shows some good ways to channel those emotions to avoid hurting family and friends.
The Big Bright Feelings picture book series provides kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics -- from being true to yourself to dealing with worries, managing anger, and making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings.
Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series!
Ruby Finds a Worry
Meesha Makes Friends
Tilda Tries Again
About the Author
Tom Percival had an unconventional childhood in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire and these formative years are almost certainly what first got him interested in writing and drawing.
Tom is now a writer, artist, video producer and musician. He is the author of many bestselling picture books, including the six titles in his award-winning Big Bright Feelings for Bloomsbury (Perfectly Norman, Ruby's Worry, Ravi's Roar, Meesha Makes Friends, Tilda Tries Again and Milo's Monster). He lives in Gloucestershire with his partner, their two children and a dog called Luna.
“An understated book about losing one's temper and the love of family.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The narrative's sentiment is earnest, and its familial affection, clear.” —Publishers Weekly
“A sweet and simple behavioral tale, this book . . . recognizes anger without either shaming or validating it and would be an easy entry point for a discussion about learning to control one's emotions or empathizing with those who might need a little extra help today.” —Booklist
“Encapsulates the message to all readers that anger is okay and that forgiveness is yours if you ask for it. A great addition to highlight emotional awareness.” —School Library Journal
“Mr. Percival's digital artwork gives panache to a relatable tale of anger and reconciliation for children.” —The Wall Street Journal
“The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner.” —Booklist on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“An ideal selection for storytimes.” —School Library Journal on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“Percival's message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman's world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he's near turns technicolor.” —Publishers Weekly on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews on PERFECTLY NORMAN
“Percival treats worry like a natural part of life, including the idea that sharing worries with others is a good way to ensure “they never hung around for long."” —Publishers Weekly on RUBY FINDS A WORRY