59th out of 88 books — 33 voters
When I Feel Sad (Way I Feel Books)
We love these books! These absolutely charming stories help kids understand - and handle - difficult emotions, including anger, jealousy, sadness, and fear. What makes them special is that they feature familiar situations that kids relate to and offer simple solutions that children can actually implement. Wonderful illustrations, easy to read. Soft cover; 22 pages each. Fo...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Albert Whitman & Company
(first published 2002)
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When I Feel Sad by Corneila Maude Spelman I a great book for young children. This book is about examples of common emotions and ways to handle them positively. I would use this book in my classroom to help my students recognize and regulate their own emotions. I think this book is great for young students because it displays to them that feelings and emotions are natural.
Apr 20, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a good book for exploring feelings of sadness and how to deal with it. Our girls liked the book, but it wasn't so much of a story as a cute and fuzzy self-help book for kids, just like the book about jealousy that we read by the same author. I thought it was okay. It was too overt about the issue; I think books that are tell a story with the theme woven throughout the tale are more effective.
I am not sure how I feel about this book. I can't decide if they are helpful for kids to be able to express how they are feeling or if the message they are conveying takes precedence over telling a really good story that could have done the same thing.
I've been collecting all these Cornelia Spelman books about feelings for the library. They are good for guidance class or other classroom discussions with younger students about dealing with feelings appropriately (or even identifying feelings).
This book gives examples of times when you might feel sad about something. It is good because it says even though you may feel sad you will not feel sad forever and it will pass. I like it and think that children could relate to it as well.
Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and former social worker who writes about the importance of emotions and healthy relationships in the lives of children and families.More about Cornelia Maude Spelman...