When we read this book, everyone listened very intently. It seemed to touch all the kids.
Topics we discussed:
- Everyone feels a little snurtchy sometimes
- Sometimes people act snurtchy towards you but it isn't about you. Something might have happened previously in the day to make them react in a snutchy way
- Ways we can help people that are feeling snurtchy
- Ways we can control our own snurtch
Some days are Snurtch days. Ruthie is having one of those.
Ruthie has a problem at school.
It is not the students. It is not the classroom. It is not the reading or the writing or the math. It is something scribbly, scrunchy, grabby, burpy, and rude. It is the Snurtch.
From the team behind I Don’t Like Koala, this clever picture book takes a discerning look at the challenges of behaving and controlling your emotions—especially when your own personal monster keeps getting in the way.