the feelings storybook; 26 illustrated feelings stories

Summary:
For every letter of the alphabet there is a feeling. Each is represented by a short story, and closes with questions for the reader about what happened or what is in the picture.
Educational Themes:
Although object identification is built into the book, it is really about exploring feelings and emotions.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 3½ year old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is a useful tool for helping kids "label" their feelings, but it doesn't offer ways to help them effectively communicate them.
Little Kid Reaction:
S/He asked questions about the pictures, listened to the stories, and could answer the questions about half the time.
Big Kid Reaction:
This is not a book you read in one sitting. Because many of the feelings are very similar (generous, helpful, loving) the target audience may have difficulty absorbing the distinctions. The object identification questions distracted the discussions away from the substantive questions offered and seemed pedantic.
Pros:

The scenarios give readers/listeners a chance to engage in discussions about activities.

Cons:

Trying to tie the feelings to every letter required lots of synonyms and resulted in redundancy.


Title The Feelings Storybook; 26 Illustrated Feelings Stories
About
Author Alexandra Delis-Abrams, Ph.D.
Publisher Adage Publications © 1998
Illustrators Shari Scott
ISBN 1879889234
Material Paperback
Cost $9.95
Genres Family, Short Stories
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