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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Simon Steps Into the Ring

by (author) Marylène Monette

illustrated by Marion Arbona

translated by Sophie B. Watson

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Mar 2020
Category
Emotions & Feelings, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Imagination & Play
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459821835
    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price
    $0.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459821811
    Publish Date
    Mar 2020
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459828186
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $0.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

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?

About the authors

As a former teacher and pedagogical counselor, Marylène Monette has worked with children and teachers for many years. She firmly believes that all aspects of our personalities are essential to a balanced self. Simon Steps Into the Ring is Marylène’s first book. She lives in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

Marylène Monette's profile page

After obtaining a diploma in film animation at Les arts Décoratifs de Paris, French artist Marion Arbona started working as an illustrator for children’s books. Her illustrations, painted with gouache, are colorful and funny. She likes to draw fully detailed scenes. When she is not drawing, she is particularly interested in deep sea fish, cats (even though she is allergic) and weird plants. Marion was awarded several illustration prizes in the USA and in Canada where she lived for 10 years. She returned to live in Paris in 2015.

 

Marion Arbona's profile page

Sophie B. Watson is an award-winning freelance writer who has been published in several magazines, including Briarpatch Magazine, Canadian Dimension, Canadian Living Magazine, Legacy Magazine, and Sustainable Times (among others). She holds a degree in English and French literature from the University of Alberta as well as a master's in creative writing from Bath Spa University. She has been a library page, a waitress, a substitute dj, a bookseller, and, most recently, the editor of Cork University Press. Cadillac Couches is Sophie's first novel. Read more about Sophie (and her aquatic larks) on her blog at sophiebwatson.com.

Sophie B. Watson's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“A deliberate but useful tool for children struggling to achieve emotional balance and control.”

Booklist

“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

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