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book review for children's book: "When I Am Stressed"
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2020
I love these children's books by Michael Gordon. They have been very useful for my young grandson. Emotions are difficult at any child's age. This series of books takes a look at different emotions. This book looks at stress!
Josh is the main character in these books. Josh just started preschool but it appears he is stressed when he gets home. The whole family has to deal with his grumpy mood during dinner causing his sister and parents to feel jumpy!
Throughout this book there is a nice rhyming pattern to the writing which makes reading the book out loud pleasant for the listener and reader too.
The whole family participates in a plan to lower stress after their busy days. Josh's sister Emma loves to paint, it relaxes her. Josh's mom reads a book and his dad cooks supper which is relaxing for him. Josh plays in his room making a tent and relaxing with his toys.
The family as a whole benefits from this new plan of quiet time after their busy days!
These books are wonderful as various family members get involved in whatever the emotional issue is about as they do in this book! Trying out different ways to cope with stress as each family member shows what helps them relax after a stressful day!
I give this book 5 stars. The story is simple and easy to talk to a 3-5 yr old about. The pictures show what is going on with the story line. The writing is easy to understand. The book is open to further discussion if needed with the child about what causes stress and what helps with coping with stress!