soda pop head

Summary:
Life isn't fair ... and whenever something unfair happens, Lester pops his top. He explodes so often that the kids in his class have a song and a name: Soda Pop Head. In just one day he's been to the principal's office, sent to his room for grabbing his sister, and yelled at his teacher for losing his homework. Luckily Dad has a plan to help.
Educational Themes:
The theme of the book is anger management. Kids can get the message just by listening to the story, but it would make a great prop for talking about anger and other ways to deal with situations like these.
Reading Level:
2.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 9
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a book you'll read with your preschooler and then pull off the shelf for your third grader, too.
Little Kid Reaction:
"Mom, do you have any more of these Julia Cook books?" Our daughter dove into the stories and spent a long time exploring the imagery. Lester's explosive personality resonated with her, and she picked up on the fact that its not just kids who find life unfair.
Big Kid Reaction:
The imagery is great ... and so is Lester's solution. The "Push / Pull / Dangle" is easy to remember and discreet to do! The author did a fabulous job creating three scenes where kids are likely to loose their cool: the cafeteria, the classroom, and at home with a sibling.
Pros:

Great illustrations and a practical solution make this a fun, educational read for kids.

Cons:

None.


Title Soda Pop Head
About
Author Julia Cook
Publisher National Center for Youth Issues © 2011
Illustrators Allison Valentine
ISBN 9781931636773
Material Paperback
Cost $8.95
Genres Picture Book, Emotions and Feelings, School, Growing Up
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