Terrance the Hothead: A Book to Help Children Manage Big Feelings
Terrance is a hotheaded teapot who’s always blowin’ his lid over small problems. But nothing ever feels small to Terrance; it feels big and hot. Terrance’s big feelings make it hard to know if Lanie Cup is tea-sing him or wants to be his friend. If Terrance can learn to calm himself down, it just might be the start of a brew-tea-ful friendship.
Lisa Cloherty, MS, CCC-SLP, and Alex Lopez have created a witty picture book that’s piled with puns and teapot jokes. Children will love learning about how Terrance cools from a boil to a steam to a simmer. The book can be used by parents, speech-language pathologists, and educators to teach social–emotional language concepts such as emotional identification, emotional regulation, abstract language, perspective taking, and friendship building. The story is supplemented with discussion materials, including developmental milestones, parent/educator worksheets, and educational prompts.
38 pages, hardcover
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Winner of a 2023 AM&P Network EXCEL Award — Bronze
"Cloherty adapts real-world techniques that encourage balanced emotional responses to a pun-filled story…This engaging tale may help young readers grappling with big feelings keep their cool.” Read the full review here