When I See Red
A gorgeous and timely meditation on anger.
The heroine of this beautifully illustrated story feels her anger like a storm in a dark forest. It sweeps her away, and she thunders and howls. She pours down her emotions like sheets of rain; rage surges like a wind whipping angry waves. Her anger takes her on a wild ride. Appropriate for a wide variety of ages, this book illustrates many aspects of anger that are often hard to articulate— how overwhelming it is, how isolating, even scary. But it also shows anger to be a source of power and an agent for change. Teckentrup’s impactful, boldly colored paintings skillfully evoke the way intense anger can take us on an emotional journey, one that can be both exhausting and affirming. This beautiful tribute to one girl’s experience of anger offers readers the opportunity to make sense of, and talk about their own feelings of rage in a time when that kind of understanding is more important than ever.
Born in Hamburg, Teckentrup studied art and illustration at the Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London. She is an author and illustrator of numerous books and has received many awards. She lives with her Scottish husband and her son Vincent in Berlin.
Britte Teckentrup is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books, including Oskar Loves . . ., Oskar and Mo, Oskar Can . . ., Before I Wake Up, The Egg, Birds and Their Feathers, and The Seedling That Didn’t Want to Grow (all published by Prestel). She lives in Berlin.