Sometimes I Grumblesquinch: A Big Feelings Book

by Rachel Vail illustrated by Hyewon Yum
Short Summary
Katie learns that it’s okay to have frustrating and not-so-nice thoughts, and to seek comfort from adults. A sweet and touching exploration of the scariness of big feelings.

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Katie is a really nice kid. But there’s one little secret that sometimes makes her feel not so nice deep inside: her little brother, Chuck. Katie loves her brother and works hard to be the perfect big sister, but it can be hard. Chuck can sometimes be just so icky and messy. Sometimes it makes Katie secretly wish she had a trampoline or a tree house or a giraffe instead of a brother. When all these emotions bubble up to the surface, Katie can no longer grumblesquinch them down. She explodes, but she also learns an important lesson: there’s room for all of her feelings, even the scary ones.

This story explores the pressure children often feel to be perfect all the time and gives them a way to talk about the wide range of emotions they face.
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Product Details

    • Grades: PreK - 1
    • Ages: 4 - 7
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 9" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-87590-4