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The Feelings Book

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  434 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
A surprising and silly book about moods, featuring such musings as "Sometimes I feel like staying in the bathtub all day", and "Sometimes I feel brave", illustrated with bold, bright, childlike drawings. Perfect for parents and teachers to use as a springboard for discussion about feelings.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 21st 2011 by Megan Tingley (first published 2000)
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Nov 17, 2016 Jen rated it really liked it
I must admit, I was a little trepidatious when I uncovered this book; I'm not a feelings type. But I'm all for trying new things and also the faces on the front reminded me a little of the Little Miss and Mr. Men books by Roger Hargreaves and I loved those as a kid.
I'm glad I gave this a chance because it's actually quite delightful. It's not all about emotion and it's not sappy; sure, there are things like "sometimes I feel lonely" but there's also "sometimes I feel like kissing a sea lion" bec
Abby Willaims
Sep 29, 2016 Abby Willaims rated it really liked it
Shelves: el-230-b
This is a great book for young children and readers that are just beginning. It depicts different emotions a person feels. This book can help children expand their vocabulary and learn how to express how they feeling in a better way.
Graciela Gonzalez
Apr 04, 2013 Graciela Gonzalez rated it it was amazing
This book uses very bright eye catching colors to express the feelings the kids are experiencing. It talks about different feelings one feels and about things they feel like doing. It narrows down to no matter what you feel or feel like doing all feelings are ok and you should always share them with your love one. This book allows you to talk about different internal feelings and action feelings that interrelate with your child’s moods. Draw from your child’s own experiences so they could relate ...more
Missy Kirtley
My daughter loves the clear pictures in this book. It's wonderful that she can recognize all of the emotions depicted, and she loves to read the book aloud to herself and to her toys. She's 2 1/2, so this book is right up her alley. Once she and I have read it together a few times, she's able to "read" it on her own. I love that the book teaches her that different feelings are ok, and that different feelings are normal.
May 07, 2012 Lauren rated it really liked it
This is a really cute book that introduces what feelings are- it's probably a little too "old" for my 23 month old as some of them I am not sure she understands (like "sometimes I feel like kissing a sea horse") but she does seem to love it and some of them are basic enough like "sometimes i feel like being silly" that she really likes it and has been wanting to read it over and over since we got it.
Mar 28, 2016 Tami rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Todd Parr's book empower kids. This book encourages kids to talk or write about their feelings. He says his books: help kids recognize the differences in everyone. I simplify and celebrate those things that make everyone unique and different. I remind kids that it’s okay to have wheels or glasses or to be challenged. We all struggle with different things.
"Sometimes I feel like giving a sea lion a kiss" like ya' do!

The kids LOVED this one, when they bothered to pay attention to the fact I was reading. They love obvious graphics, such as characters expressing great emotion, as well as illustrations of dogs and/or cats, so this book was perfect for them!
Jun 30, 2016 Tina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-sprocket
I love the simple bright illustrations that kind of look like kid art. The book was a hit with the 3 year old who demanded we read it twice before announcing "Sometimes I feel like tickling a tree"
A great conversation starter
Dec 16, 2007 Kellie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all children
I imagine this will be a particularly good book for our older internationally adopted children who speak a different language than we do. The illustrations are very simple and I think it will be a good segue into communicating about our feelings.
Eva Kelly
Mar 09, 2016 Eva Kelly rated it really liked it
Well, this one is a baby book, kind of, but it's still a good one. I could read most of it. And the pictures were bright and happy. I just don't get why some guys who do books make their drawings all sloppy. But it's a good one so who cares?
Sarah(All The Book Blog Names Are Taken)
Love this one, especially the message about sharing your feelings with someone. Thst is so, so important for kiddos to learn early on so they know they are safe and it's ok to share how they feel. My two year old loved the funky drawings, as well.
Johana Salazar
I read with children toddlers. I like "The feelings book" because is colorful and simple to understand. I like the colorful pictures and my children like them to. They try to imitate every single one. LOL!
Lynn Demsky
Aug 17, 2016 Lynn Demsky rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
The cover was brightly illustrated --- each page had a big print one word on it with pretty much a smiley face doing whatever the word said. Might be fun to try to have the kid make the face the words describing but............UGH!!!!
Nov 19, 2007 Hilary rated it it was amazing
i didn't read any of his books as a child, only as an adult. i think they're pretty dynamic and really important.
Miss Ryoko
Mar 02, 2016 Miss Ryoko rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast too.... and lunch and a dinner, every single day of my life :-p
Hannah Cobb
Jan 12, 2012 Hannah Cobb rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
A colorful journey through the world of moods, feelings, and facial expressions. For children ages 2-6.
A loves 'sometime i feel silly'. Okay book. But kids find Todd's books very appealing. This book was a hit mainly because A remembered the Daddy Book every time she saw this.
Maya Drossner
Mar 24, 2014 Maya Drossner rated it it was amazing
I loved this book when I was younger I just liked acting out all the stuff like looking window,telling really loud,standing on your head and a bunch of other stuff that I used to love
Katy Houseman
Mar 05, 2012 Katy Houseman rated it it was amazing
A great book that gives examples of different feelings. This book is very light-hearted and talks about different feelings with humor. Great to use for a class discussion.
Apr 07, 2016 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book all children will love, relate to and also learn about their different feelings. A quick, yet wonderful read for kids of all ages. I recommend it to all the parents out there!
My kids are so drawn to these books. They LOVE the illustrations, I'm not as big a fan, but I do like how much my kids like them. A good book of feelings, "Sometimes I feel...", the kids liked it.
Quintin Bostic
This is a great book to use when having a rough start in the school day. This book shows the many different emotions and feelings that children will be able to relate to.
May 07, 2015 Sophie added it
I could read along with this one and would sometimes say, "oh, no! He's crying!" This book helped me to better express my emotions.
Oct 09, 2012 Susan added it
Shelves: children-s-books
Large stick figures of people and animals to demonstrate different feelings with a touch of silliness
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