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Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo

by Rachel Vail Illustrated by Yumi Heo

Five-year-old Katie is a good kid — most of the time. But sometimes...say when her little brother knocks down her beautiful castle after she told him not to touch it and she knows she'll never be able to make it look that good again...sometimes Katie gets so mad she's just not herself. Sometimes she's Bombaloo.

Being Bombaloo is scary. But a little time out and a lot of understanding from Mom help Bombaloo calm down. And cleaning up the mess that Bombaloo made, then sharing hugs and sorries with her family, help Katie feel like Katie again.

This reassuring tale about dealing with tantrums will resonate with families everywhere.

4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Rachel Vail Rachel Vail is the author of many beloved picture books and novels, including Righty and Lefty: A Tale of Two Feet, Jibberwillies at Night, Sometimes I'm Bombaloo and the Mama Rex & T series.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Yumi Heo Yumi Heo is an award-winning children's books author and illustrator with more than 30 books in publication.

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