First-time author and artist Cain treads familiar ground here with a picture book that pales in comparison to Jamie Lee Curtis's subtler and snappier Today I Feel Silly. From scared to shy, bored to jealous, Cain covers the emotional waterfront in a series of rhymes paired with pastel pencil drawings featuring elflike children. The opening spread, "silly" ("Silly is the way I feel when I make a funny face/ and wear a goofy, poofy hat that takes up lots of space"), casts a child in a rainbow-colored clown outfit against a sunny yellow backdrop and heralds the book's main artistic conceitAa palette picked to suit each mood. "Bored," for instance, is played out on a background of drab tans and browns, while "angry" steams with fiery reds and purples. Though energetic and bright, the cartoonlike illustrations skate close to being strident, while the verses are pedestrian ("Sometimes I feel so very sad and really don't know why./ Instead of playing and having fun, I cry and cry and cry"). Ages 4-8. (Nov.)
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"Feelings come and feelings go. I never know what they'll be. Silly or angry, happy or sadThey're all a part of me!" Romp with your child through this delightful word book of feelings. The Way I Feel is a wonderful addition to any child's library of books that explain the world there, as well as the world within.See all Product Description
A great book of feelings. Especially for toddlers and preschoolers who feel so many emotions but can have a hard time dealing with them or expressing them.Published 3 months ago by Bushra
I don't like the "scared" page because it implies the girl is scared of thunder and lightning and previous to reading this my three year old was not scared of storms.Published 6 months ago by Melanie Boileau
Simple rhymes with expressive pictures to help children convey how they feel.Published 11 months ago by Holly McDaniel
We purchased this book for our 4 year old son. While it wasn't one of his favorites, it has become a favorite of his now 22 month old sister. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Stewart
I CHOOSE THIS BOOK BECAUSE OF THE FUNNY COVER.
I LIKED THE BOOK BECAUSE OF THE STORY LINE.
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANY ONE THAT IS FEELING DOWN.
My son instantly loved the book! He understood most of the adjectives for emotions. "frustrated", "jealous", and "bored" were not as easily understood. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2012 by Anna
It's a cute book but the pictures seem to be too busy and don't capture my daughter's attention.Published on Feb. 10 2009 by Amazon Customer