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Rage Has A Hold On Sammy

4.86  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Rage Has A Hold On Sammy is the story of an eight year old boy named, Sammy. He and his father are very close, even though his parents are divorced. Then one day, his grandmother calls; Sammy's dad passed away. After the initial shock, Sammy's behavior changes into a defiant, disrespectful child. How can he get over this terrible feeling that has a tight hold on him? Child ...more
Published September 12th 2018
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Joan Dawson
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rage Has A Hold On Sammy by Angela Wiggins is a very instructive story about how one can survive difficult times. This book will help children and their families understand what is hidden behind the aggressive and child-causing behavior of the child hiding pain and asking for help. All you need is to give love and care. This book teaches the main thing in life.
Juanita
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting and useful book. I think that Rage Has A Hold On Sammy by Angela Wiggins book should be read by both children and adults.
Elaine
This is a child friendly book about the very difficult subject of how grief can affect behaviour and attitudes, told through the story of Sammy and his family. It helps demonstrate that hurting others and being angry may actually be symptoms of struggling to cope with grief and loss and makes suggestions that could help them. It has clear illustrations to make it easier for children to relate to and would make a good stimulus for discussions with anyone having similar difficulties.

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This is a well written story the focusses on the loss of a parent.

I liked that the book was able to explain loss and grief in a sensitive way and that it also lets children know that they are not alone and help is available.

The images are child friendly and I think that the book would be well accepted by any child that needs the help it can give to explain to them that others will be hurting too.

Four stars from me for this one - a great idea.
Nicky Maish
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I highly rate this book. It is a lesson-oriented book, which majorly focuses on relaying basic life lessons to the children. The book uses an easy language to use as well teachings, which are based on the life happenings of Sammy, who witnesses a shift in the way he handles life. He ends up hurting others in the process as he adopts rudeness, disrespect, and stubbornness. However, through his mother, he is able to overcome such weaknesses before they posted significant damage to his character. I ...more
Victoria Maposa
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book tells of how a young boy (Sammy) loses it after the death of his father. All of us deal with grief differently and for Sammy, it makes him rude, stubborn and disrespectful. He doesn’t realise that he’s hurting the people that are around him in the process. His mother finally gets him help and eventually, things work out.

This book is for children. It’s written in such a simple form so that kids may understand. The illustrations in the book also complement the story, as well
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Vance
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written story with real world situations surrounding it. It shows the sadness and heart break of loosing a loved one and how it can affect a child's/persons behavior and attitude. It shows how Sammy's behavior is affecting his grades and social skills and also how it affects people around him like his mother and teachers. This is a great book filled with morals and help in case your child goes through this experience or one of a similar natures and also teaches how to overcome bad ...more
Jasmine
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Bev
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Rage Has a Hold on Sammy is about Sammy who at the tender age of 8 has a very close relationship with his father despite his parents being divorced. Sammy learns from his mum that his dad has passed away and the grief that Sammy is feeling spills over into his every day life. He is not the usual happy child that he was (which is understandable) and doesn’t really care that he is getting himself in trouble at school and at home.

His mum and teachers don’t know what to do with him until he is mad
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