Like Molly Bang’s When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry, this book offers families a perfect opportunity to openly discuss emotions and behavior. Meet Betty, a gorilla. She wants to eat a banana, but . . . try as she might, she can’t open it! Poor Betty—she just can’t cope, and her frustration quickly becomes a great BIG tantrum. She cries and sniffles, kicks and screams. Luckily, Mr. Toucan is at hand to peel the banana and help Betty calm down. But what will happen when Betty spots another banana? Both preschoolers and parents will laugh out loud at this simple, utterly hilarious picture book about tantrums.
Steve Antony is the popular author and illustrator of <i>Please, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>Thank You, Mr. Panda</i>; <i>The Queen’s Hat</i>; <i>Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles</i>; and <i>Betty Goes Bananas</i>. <i>The Queen’s Hat</i> was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. Steve lives in Swindon, England. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.