Marcella Marino Craver, MSEd, CAS, was a school counselor and school psychologist in New Jersey and New York public schools for over twenty years. She is the author of Learn to Study: A Comprehensive Guide to Academic Success, Shield Up! How Upstanding Bystanders Stop Bullying, and Chillax! How Ernie Learns to Chill Out, Relax, and Take Charge of His Anger. Chillax! was awarded the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Juvenile Books--Self-Improvement and the Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Comic Books/Graphic Novels. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
Amerigo Pinelli is the illustrator of numbers books and graphic novels for children. He studied in the Art School of Naples and specialiszd in illustration at the International School of Illustration S. Zavrel. He has worked in animation and publishing. He lives in Naples, Italy. Visit him at amerigopinelli.blogspot.com and follow him on Facebook: @AmerigoPinelli
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards--Comic/Graphic Novel (Gold)
Mom's Choice Award for Juvenile Books--Self-Improvement (Gold)
"After causing a small fire in his science class during an emotional meltdown, [Ernie] is sent to the school counselor, who offers him--and readers--not only some specific, useful strategies for controlling anger as it emerges, but also advice on 'unloading your emotional load, ' in order to live more calmly. These ideas are far more comprehensive than the usual 'take a deep breath and count to 10' advice and include opportunities for practice during calmer times."--Kirkus Reviews