Book Review: Lil’ Sass and The Adventure of Anger by Christie Mann

21 Oct

This new colorfully illustrated emotional wellness children’s book series, The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, follows the adventures of a spunky 10-year-old and her friends as it teaches children how to recognize and understand their emotions and to be able to express them in a healthy way. Children will identify with Lil’ Sass, the series’ main character, and will feel empowered to explore and take responsibility for their emotions. Each book in the series is available on AmazonBarnes and Noble and other fine retailers. Adults and kids will soon be able to get their own Lil’ Sass Red Capes on Amazon.com. The first three in the series focus on JoySadness and Anger, with several more titles to follow. The series is already making a splash with readers and has dozens of 5-star ratings on Amazon and received Best Seller statuses right away.

You can also find the books on Goodreads.

 

 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Lil’ Sass and the Adventure of Anger is an excellent way to teach children about emotions and that feeling anger is okay. The important thing is to be able to deal with the anger in a constructive way. Lil’s Sass’s neighbor gave her a red cape and told her to express her emotions by putting her cape on.

When she puts her cape on after becoming angry, she thinks about all of the other times that she has felt anger. She realizes that most of her anger stems from her dad leaving. Then she realizes that she’s no longer angry! Just thinking it through has helped her.

Lil’ Sass and the Adventure of Anger teaches a good lesson with a cute story and colorful illustrations. At the end it include a Discussion Guide for parents with helpful questions to get children talking about their emotions. This is definitely a handy tool for parents and others who care for children.

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About the Author

Christie Mann has made it her mission to be an ‘ever-student’ to fulfill her purpose of being a leader who develops leaders, who develop leaders. Christie is an author, spiritual psychologist, leadership coach, learning consultant, trainer, speaker and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher who designs and facilitates transformational content and experiences that make our world a happier, healthier and more connected place to be. At 13-years-old, Christie’s life suddenly and dramatically shifted when she suffered some devastating losses and was thrust into a leadership position, which subsequently, impacted her relationship with her own emotional growth. She has spent the better part of the past two decades on her own corrective path and, because of this, has a sincere desire to encourage others to have a healthier and more responsible relationship with their emotions.

She is the creator of The Adventures of Lil’ Sass, a series of personal development books for young people, accompanied by supporting accessories & experiences – a brand that teaches the importance and value of being with our own emotions and shows us how much JOY we can experience when we allow ourselves to be fully self-expressed. She draws inspiration for the characters, stories and accessories from her own life experiences and her learnings from Therapy, the Co-Active methodology through CTI, a Master’s Degree in the Practices and Principles of Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and her practice of the ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga. Christie also obtained an Undergraduate-Degree in Media, Information and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario.

Originally from a small town in Ontario, Canada, Christie now lives in Venice Beach, California where you can find her at the Venice Roller Rink, the sunny shores of the Santa Monica Pier or at RAMA, a local Kundalini Yoga studio. An Auntie many times over, she’s in awe of children’s resilience and emotional flexibility and champions adults’ rights to have and express emotions too. 

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