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Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day Hardcover – Sep 15 1998


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  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Brenda Bowen (Sept. 15 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060245603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060245603
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jamie Lee Curtis has starred in many movies, but she says that the children's books she has written mean more to her than any of her films. She and artist Laura Cornell have previously collaborated on two bestselling books: Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth. This time, we follow a little girl with curly red hair through 13 different moods, beginning with silly: "Today I feel silly. / Mom says it's the heat. I put rouge on the cat / and gloves on my feet." Of course, silly soon turns to grumpy and mean... to excited... to confused, and so on. Recognizing one's own mood swings is a developmental milestone, one that some adults haven't yet mastered! Cornell's watercolor illustrations--wildly expressive and energetic--effectively capture the volatility of our redheaded star. Whether she is happy or mad or dancing a solo in jazz, she is always "full of pizzazz," and this book is, too. A clever mood wheel on the last page allows young readers to change the little girl's expression--both her eyes and mouth. This is silly fun with a smart lesson for children from ages 4 to 8. --Marcie Bovetz

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Fans of Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little may be disappointed in this third offering from the talented duo, which looks at the wide range of human emotions. A dynamic girl describes a different "feeling" per day?13 in all?and the ways in which each manifests itself ("Today I feel silly./ Mom says it's the heat./ I put rouge on the cat/ and gloves on my feet"). Curtis relays her upbeat message ("Moods are just something that happen each day./ Whatever I'm feeling inside is okay!") in verse that is largely sprightly, but doesn't always reflect the changes in mood that occur during the course of the day the girl describes. For example, "Today I am quiet, my mom understands./ She gave me two ice creams and then we held hands./ We went to the movies and then had a bite./ I cried just a little and then felt all right," suggests a variety of feelings other than simply "quiet." Occasionally rhyming couplets take the facile route ("Today I'm discouraged and frustrated?see?/ I tried Rollerblading and fell on my knee"), and the repetitive, driving rhythm doesn't allow the words to soar the way the illustrations do. The puckish artwork, still vintage Cornell, stars a curly red-headed girl whose near-neon surroundings (hot pink, lime green, fiery orange) change in intensity according to the emotion she expresses. A "mood wheel" (for readers to hone in their feelings) rounds out this amiable enough outing that, despite its missteps, may get readers talking about their own emotional swings. Ages 4-8.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 1 2003
Format: Hardcover
Bsically this is a terrific way for children to know they can express any feeling with or without a reason. However, why has Jamie Lee Curtis included wanting a boyfirend or having a crush on a teacher in a book aimed at 4 and 5 year olds? I hardly find that appropriate. Our culture jumps ahead much too quickly as it is. All of the children in our story hour were perplexed (not the book of my choosing for the story hour), and some wondered if they should have boyfriends etc. Forget it - let them be just "little kids" for a while. I returned my purchase. Other books are better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie on March 30 2004
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my 20 month old daughter after she enjoyed being read "I'm Gonna Like Me" also written by Jamie Lee Curtis. I think this is a wonderfully written book; the sentences rhyme and are rather short so as I read it to her, I can put emotion into my voice with each mood the character is going through. Although I think the words and pictures are a bit too advanced for a two year old to grasp, my enthusiasm while reading this book keeps my daughter very attentive and we can also point out the illustrations together. I will say that the character in the book is a girl and the pages mostly relate to "girl things" like braiding hair, having a boyfriend, going to the movies with her mom and so on. I don't think a boy may be as interested in the book. I personally don't feel offended by Jamie Lee Curtis' reference in to book to the character having a boyfriend or a crush on a teacher. That is just a part of life and emotions girls feel at times and it is addressed in a fun loving way. As a mom who once experience those same things, I feel comfortable teaching her myself about feelings toward boys not relying on a book to educate her. This book can be used to be open up to such discussions. At the end of the book is a 3D wheel of a face and as you turn the wheel the expression on the girls face changes from happy to angry to lonely and so on. Overall, a fun book for both child & parent!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on June 3 2004
Format: Hardcover
Today i feel silly is a great book especially for ages 5 or 6. I loved how she took somthing as simple as the way we feel each day and made it into this great book. The illistrations were great because they were colorful and very exciting for everyone to look at. With rhyming words in some parts of the book children will stay interested more easily. Children love the fact that they can realte to the book because they have have felt all of these feelings. I suggest this book for children ages 5-7. It is A GREAT BOOK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashley on April 1 2004
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Today I Feel Silly is a great book. Not only does it keep your attention the whole way through with the funny things happening but also with the colorful illistrations. I enjoyed reading this book because i know that i have felt the same way as the little girl in the story. I like knowing that the little girl could be a real person just telling how she feels. I also like the "How do you feel" wheel in th back of the book, because i know that when i am done reading the book i can use it and see all of the differnt funny faces. This is a great book and i suggest it for little ones.
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My family had been under quite a bit of stress recently. My husband's job promotion required us to relocate over 300 miles away from extended family; therefore this move was bittersweet. And, shortly after we were adjusting to our new home, our dog was run over by a car and killed instantly in front of our eyes. These two major changes in the lives of two small children, 2 and 4 year-old, stirred up a variety of feelings and moods that we needed to talk about. My husband and I are so greatful that this wonderful book, "Today I Feel Silly..." was suggested to read with our children in the recommended book listing included in the last chapter of "The Pocket Parent". Ms. Curtis explains that everyone has feelings that can change each day, from silly to angry to sad to glad. My kids love the fun verse and the lively illustrations that clearly demonstrate it's OK to have all kinds of feeings. The kids especially enjoy taking turns changing the facial expressions of the charcte! r on the mood-wheel to match how they are feeling at the moment. We identify the good and bad feelings with the correct word as they come up. I was amazed when my 2-year-old made a very unhappy face and blurted out, "I sad Mommy, miss Grandma." This book helps us acknowledge and talk further about our feelings when necessary. The kids ask to read it often. We highly recommend this book as well as "The Pocket Parent" to help address your concerns relating to young children in just the right way.
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This book is a delightful story about a young girl and the many different emotions she is feeling. Curtis does an excellent job of portraying a wide array of emotions, from jolly to confused to frustrated, making this a book that almost any child can relate to. The best part about thsi book is that Curtis not only lists different moods felt by the little girl in the story, but she also explains what causes those moods, which provides young children with a better understanding of their own emotions. For example, Curtis writes "Today I'm excited there's so much to do. I'm going to sell cookies and lemonade too. I'm starting a club to go clean up the park. And I've got a big crush on my teacher named Mark." Another strength of this book is the way Cornell uses the illustrations to enhance the written text. She does an excellent job of creating pictures that conv ey the emotions Curtis is writing about. On each page, you'll find a jpicture which shows actions or facial expressions related to the mood being described. Her vivid illustrations are not only present thoughout the story, but actually go from end paper to end paper, even on the title and publishing page. Finally, the only downfall of this book is the inconsistency in text layout. On each page, the text is placed in a different location and in a different pattern. This can make the story difficult for young children to read themselves, which makes this book more ideal as a read-aloud for young children.
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