Meet “Cheerful the Angry Chicken”: A Picture Book by Joanna Rose

Join us on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast to find out what is making Cheerful the chicken so angry?

Hey there!

Children’s author Joanna Rose is on the Reading with your Kids Podcast to tell us, and to celebrate the benefits of reading aloud her wonderful new Picture Book. Cheerful the Angry Chicken communicates many important lessons regarding managing difficult emotions and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

Joanna Rose is an author, speaker, teacher, and coach who works with adults, children and organizational leaders interested in improving the emotional health and wellness of our youth and communities.

Tune in to our exciting conversation with Joanna to learn all about “Cheerful the Angry Chicken” and how she got her joy back and how her desire to wake up others led her to wake up to her own possibilities and dreams!


More about the author

Joanna RoseJoanna uses her book “Cheerful the Angry Chicken” as a learning tool when teaching elementary-aged children how to manage difficult emotions.  She also sees the book as a way to give back to her community.  A portion of the profits of the book will be donated to both Reading Partners and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston, SC.

Joanna’s interest in empowering youth and adults in the area of literacy, education and emotional health and wellness is evident through her community service work. In addition to being a dedicated volunteer with Reading Partners and Big Brothers Big Sisters, she also works with other local organizations that serve to strengthen the emotional health, healing, and well-being of the community. She is the Facilitator of “Power of Intention” circles at Bliss Spiritual Co-op, coaching those who want to reach their full potential through improved self-awareness and action-oriented goal setting.  In addition, she is a certified Spanish healthcare interpreter who volunteers her time as a medical interpreter helping the local Hispanic community in Mount Pleasant, SC.


If you would like to have the author speak at an event related to children and emotional health, or would be interested in personal coaching on any topic related to raising happy, healthy children, the author is a certified coach and would be happy to support parents who are working to manage their own emotional health in the face of today’s challenges. For more information, please go to


To learn more about the book, visit


Connect with Joanna on Social Media

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter:  @CheerfulChick20


About the Book

Cheerful the Angry Chicken by Joanna RoseCheerful was the happiest little chicken on Fatima Farm. From the moment she was born, she was always joyful. That was until one day when it all changed.

With discussion questions included, Cheerful the Angry Chicken communicates many important lessons regarding managing difficult emotions and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in.

A portion of the sale of this book will be donated to Reading Partners, a youth literacy program, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charleston, South Carolina.

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In this episode, Jed asks Joanna

  • Can you tell us a little about your book, Cheerful the Angry Chicken which has been written and illustrated by you, and how the idea originated?
  • How was your writing process for this book?
  • How does “Cheerful the Angry Chicken” can be used as a great learning tool to teach elementary-aged children how to manage difficult emotions?
  • What advice do you have for parents & educators in teaching feelings and emotions to young children?
  • Are you working on anything at the moment and can you tell me about it?



A big thank you to Joanna Rose for joining us and for sharing her great insights with our listeners!


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