A startling original book about anger management.
Early Years Educator
The illustrations are bold, vibrant in colour and child-friendly because they look like a very artistic child has drawn and then coloured them. There are 11 great strategies suggested at the back of the book, which are easy to implement and these alone make this terrific book work buying.
The author offers strategies to tackle the uncontrollable outbursts of rage by children with special needs, which can be so difficult to contend with. "Inside every one of us lies a Red Beast sleeping. Asleep, the beast is small and harmless but when it wakes up, it grows into a destructive monster. This is a description that most parents of children with speical needs will recognise.
National Autism Society
This book has excellent tips for parents and teachers. This beautifully illustrated and child-friendly book, aimed at children aged 5-9,offers a host of strategies for anger management
This beautifully illustrated and child friendly book, aimed at children aged five to nine, offers a host of strategies for anger management. This book has excellent tips for parents and teachers.
Wellbeing Mentor blog
I cannot recommend this wonderful book highly enough... The book helps children to understand what is happening to them when they get angry. The author cleverly describes anger as a red beast... The wonderful illustrations and simple story help children to talk about how their red beast makes them feel and how they can learn to tame it. The author also takes time to explain the strategies used to support children with ASD... I would definitely recommend this for any parent who is struggling with an angry child.
Deborah M. Plummer, Author of Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children (2022) and the best selling Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem
This new edition of The Red Beast gently promotes and supports children's perceptions of self-efficacy and being 'in control' of angry feelings by offering simple but effective coping strategies. It is a gem of a picture book and a valuable addition to the resources available for children on the autism spectrum.
Danielle Jata-Hall, public speaker, PDA advocate, and author of I'm Not Upside Down, I'm Downside Up!
This wonderful, updated resource adds to the author's repertoire of helpful books dedicated to supporting neurodivergent children. Al-Ghani uses a creative visualisation to help the child and young person by depersonalising the emotion and by teaching the reader strategies in order to take ownership of their anger. Using comic-style illustrations, this is a literary piece of work that empowers the young reader by also showing an inclusive classroom at it's best. The child is fully supported, nurtured and removed from the notion of blame. This is a must read for anyone working with children.
Professor Tony Attwood
A characteristic of autism is to be a visual learner. The concept of an internal Red Beast provides an effective visualization to explain and manage anger. This book will tame the beast and everyone will feel safe and calm.