Clovis Keep His Cool

Clovis Keeps His Cool by Katelyn Aronson is an earnest, clever story that takes the old adage of “a bull in a china shop” and runs with it. Clovis is a bull, and a former football player, who now works in--you guessed it--his grandmother Grace’s china shop. When a crowd of hecklers from his old football days arrives to make fun of Clovis, he feels his old temper rising again and he uses many techniques--meditation, drinking tea, petting a cat, lighting candles--to “keep his cool”. The book is a refreshing, funny take on managing emotions, with some valuable lessons to impart.