Simon Steps Into the Ring

  • Translated by: Sophie B. Watson
    Illustrated By: Marion Arbona
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:childrenís picture books, dealing with emotions, emotional and social learning, temper tantrums, self-control
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  • Pub Date:03/17/2020
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:590L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:P
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Simon tries to be kind. But sometimes he loses his temper and acts without thinking, which almost always gets him into trouble.

As Simon begins to understand his outbursts, he imagines himself in a boxing ring with his emotions. Can he come out on top and learn how to acknowledge his feelings?

“A useful tool for instigating socio-emotional discussions with children.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“A lively, expressive, and relatable story...Words and illustrations skillfully represent the varying emotions that people can feel on a daily basis.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“A deliberate but useful tool for children struggling to achieve emotional balance and control.”
– Booklist
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2020  |  Commended