What an adorable book! As a teacher, I love books that model appropriate behavior for young kids.
Holly Bond, NetGalley.com
Midwest Review of BooksReviewer's Choice
An impressive blend of original and entertaining storytelling with colorfully charming illustrations, "Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them" is very highly recommended and certain to be an enduringly popular, "kid friendly" addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.
Jilly is a character that is easy for a child to relate to, which in turn makes it easy to point out to your child examples of poor/unwanted behavior. As an added bonus, Jilly's parents' reactions to her behavior and solutions are good examples for the parents of those children that relate to Jilly. So, win-win for everyone involved.
NetGalley.comKristine Daniels, librarian
Jilly the Kangaroo is very easily frustrated and has no patience. Any parent raising a small child can relate to this. Jilly doesn't want to wait, doesn't like to compromise, and wants everything her way. Yet, with tons of patience, love, soothing words and cuddles, her Mother and Father manage to calm Jilly the Kangaroo down time after time until Jilly learns to use her words to voice her feelings before her negative emotions burst out. Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums is a wonderful text that teaches children how to manage their big emotions in a healthy way for a positive outcome.
Five stars! I loved this book! As a preschool teacher, it has everything that I'm looking for in a book to share with my class. The artwork is beautiful and the story has direct applications to children and helping them grow into kind and compassionate adults. I love that the adults in the book explain what is happening and put words to Jilly's feelings, validating them while not giving in to her tantrums. I love that Jilly learns from her past experiences and knows that when she needs support, she can always just ask for it. I absolutely love this book from both a teaching perspective as well as helping parents use more effective discipline strategies. An awesome find and a book I definitely want to get in my classroom!
GoodreadsCarla Johnston Hicks
This children's picture book is just as good for the parents or adults reading it as it is for the children listening to it. Jilly, a young kangaroo, has Terrible Temper Tantrums ... When Jilly had a meltdown, her parents lovingly help her through the situation. They do not give in, but explain to her that her behavior does not help the situation. As she works through her frustrations, she realizes that she can ask her parents for help whenever she is in danger of having another Terrible Temper Tantrum. ... A great book for any family library.
This beautifully illustrated book is for parents, perhaps even more than it is for children. When her parents employ Smart Love, a tantrum-challenged little kangaroo girl learns to regulate her emotions and behavior and seek comfort and assistance from adults. The methodology avoids using conventional discipline and instead employs skillful redirection and loving support. While the illustrated children's portion of the book demonstrates how these strategies would be used, the narrative at the end of the book explains the technique to the adult reader.
What an adorable book! As a teacher, I love books that model appropriate behavior for young kids. All children have tantrums at some point and this story is about Jilly, an adorable little kangaroo who has several meltdowns. Her parents lovingly show her that tantrums don't work and give her hugs and encouragement throughout her learning process. This is a great story to model how feeling frustrated is a normal emotion that everyone feels and there are ways to work through our emotions.