THE WAY I FEEL
By Janan Cain. Wonderfully imaginative full-color drawings combine with snappy rhymes to show kids that feelings are neither good nor bad—they just are. Children learn how to identify and express 13 different emotions: silly, scared, disappointed, happy, sad, angry, thankful, frustrated, shy, bored, excited, jealous, and proud. A final quatrain reinforces the main message ("Feelings come and feelings go/I never know what they’ll be/Silly or angry, happy or sad/They’re all a part of me!"), and a concluding page offers advice to adults for using the book to discuss emotions with young children. Grades K–3. 9" x 10". Parenting Press. 32 pages. ©2000.
“The Way I Feel somehow manages to stress the importance of recognizing your feelings, without preaching. The illustrations are just plain funny.”
— ForeWord This Week (more reviews)
Winner—2005 Teacher’s Choice Awardemotionsitems