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The Big Scream

Illustrated by Denis Angelov



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About The Book

In this sweet, reassuring board book, little ones will learn what to do when an ugly bad mood turns into one BIG SCREAM.

Chest aches
Fists pound
Big wail
Kick ground

Everyone has bad days, and it’s okay to be sad and upset sometimes. But what do you do when you want to let out a BIG SCREAM? In this loving story, little ones will learn how to pause, breathe in, and calm down. The perfect read-aloud for parents and little ones to share before and after a big tantrum, this story proves that sometimes the best medicine to cure a big bad scream is a little dose of big love.

About The Author

Photograph by Khand Tenney

Kirsti Call is the cohost of the Picture Book Look podcast, a Rate Your Story Judge, and a blogger for Writer’s Rumpus. She has judged the Cybils Awards since 2015 and is a therapist trained life coach for creatives. Kirsti is the author of Mootilda’s Bad MoodCow Says MeowCold Turkey, and The Big Scream. Visit her online at

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the illustrator

Denis Angelov is a children’s book illustrator who lives in Sofia, Bulgaria. He loves mixing all sorts of media in his work, including gouache, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolors, and more—if it’s within arm’s reach while he’s drawing, it will most likely end up in the final illustration in some way. Denis also works with lots of wonky shapes and skewed perspectives to add charm and character. Visit him online at

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Board Books of the Year Selection

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