Top positive review
Great story for both kids AND adults, plus it's an awesome resource!
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2020
This is an interesting and inviting story for both children and adults. It's very relatable for kids and captures their attention because the story line is something they can connect with and really feel, all while teaching children about emotions and feelings (what are they? Why do they matter? What do we DO with them?). The story walks the reader through many of the basic emotions and shows what it feels like to feel those emotions. I really appreciate that the pictures are simple, but show what the child is going through and physically feeling and thinking, which helps kids understand their own emotions and feelings.
The book starts by explaining to the parent the purpose of the book and defining what emotions and feelings are. Then, there's a fabulous story that illustrates this, followed by short stories at the end for further reading and discussion if desired, which could be done right away or over the course of several days. This is a story you can read over and over again (lots of places for discussion and analyzing while you're reading too!), and one that you can refer to as your child is experiencing strong feelings- "remember when we read...?"
At the end, there's a link to even MORE resources! You can download feelings cards, emotions cards, and coloring pages. All these are great resources for talking about feelings and emotions with your child(ren) and extending this book into a whole unit to help your child learn about feelings and emotions AND what to do as a result. As a teacher, I can see using this book in my classroom with my students, especially since my own children liked the story and it's be a great way to discuss feelings, emotions, and what we DO with those feelings and emotions.
I highly recommend this book for parents of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary aged children as well as preschool and elementary school teachers. It's a great resource and makes discussing feelings and emotions easier and helps children understand what feelings and emotions are.