Age Range: 5 to 10
The Red Beast: Controlling Anger in Children with Asperger's Syndrome$29.99, Hardback
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Deep inside everyone, a red beast lies sleeping. When asleep, the red beast is quite small, but when it wakes up, it grows and grows. This is the story of a red beast that was awakened.
Rufus is in the school playground when his friend John kicks a ball that hit him in the stomach, and wakes up the sleeping red beast: `I hate you - I'm gonna sort you out!'. The red beast doesn't hear the teacher asking if he's okay. It doesn't see that John is sorry - how can Rufus tame the red beast?
This vibrantly illustrated book is written for children aged 5+, and is an accessible, fun way to talk about anger, with useful tips about how to 'tame the red beast' and guidance for parents on how anger affects children with Asperger's Syndrome.