In LaLa's Angry Pizza, LaLa has a very bad day and is mad, mad, mad! She discovers a way to get her anger out through self-regulation and creativity. Welcome to LaLa's World: Where kids learn how to be the change!
This inspirational children's book series encourages kids to become more self-aware, tap into their inner wisdom and inspire others through positive action and kindness. LaLa's Angry Pizza is the second release of the series. Be sure to check out the first book that started it all, LaLa Feels Blah-La. Please visit www.LaLas.world to learn more about LaLa's path to mindful living.
"Tela Kayne’s educational picture book for children, grades K-3, LaLa's Angry Pizza, highlights the importance of understanding when kids feel bad and providing them with outlets to dispel those negative emotions. Kayne provides a safe and easy-to-make recipe for Homemade Play Dough using natural dyes so kids can practise making their own angry pizzas after reading this entertaining and instructive book. It’s all too easy for adults to overlook the intensity of a child’s world and personal experiences. This book helps kids and caregivers alike focus on anger and negative emotions, and shows them how to channel it creatively. Goran Vitanovic’s illustrations work beautifully with the story. I especially love the facial expressions he gives LaLa and her mom -- and that angry pizza is a masterpiece. LaLa's Angry Pizza is most highly recommended." - Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
"The wisdom in LaLa’s Angry Pizza demonstrates that the author, Tela Kayne, has an excellent understanding of what it is like to be a young, angry child. Instead of telling her daughter not to feel or act angry, her mother is understanding and supportive. When Mom tries hugging her daughter and it doesn’t go well, she doesn’t get angry at LaLa. Kayne is teaching parents how to deal with a child’s emotions. Teaching children to handle their emotions in a healthy and perhaps even creative way is demonstrated well in this book. The illustrations created by Goran Vitanovic are bright and fun and expressive. Children will enjoy and learn from the pictures as much as they will from the words in the story. The angry pizza face will make children laugh and understand emotions a bit better." - Karen Walpose, Readers' Favorite
"LaLa’s Angry Pizza is a good book for handling frustrations. Author Tela Kayne provides some suggestions on how to deal with disappointing or difficult days. Illustrator Goran Vitanovic provides stunning artwork to help visualize LaLa’s bad day. The full-page illustrations with vibrant colors help to draw readers in and keep them turning the page. Viewers can see the anger in LaLa’s face. I like how the font changes to demonstrate her mood and emphasize certain words. I think that public libraries, school libraries, and home libraries will benefit from the suggestions offered in this book. This book should provide teachers and parents with other methods of dealing with disappointments or frustrations. What do you do to recover from a day that you’d rather hide from?" - Barbara Fanson, Readers' Favorite