What Makes Me Happy?
Happy or mad, busy or bored, young readers will relish all the ups and downs of childhood described here with bouncing verse and rollicking watercolors. What Makes Me Happy? will launch endlessly interesting conversations between children and grownups alike about the things that make each one of us happy, sad, mad or glad.
(first published April 1st 1996)
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This is an excellent book to use in pre-school, nursery or reception classes. It uses the element of rhyme to describe different feelings that children feel in different situations. The book consists of questions such as, ‘what makes me laugh?, what makes me cry? And what makes me jealous?’ It is a nice, interactive and fun way of teaching children aspects of PSED in the EYFS framework. It teaches them how to express their feelings and how certain actions may hurt others feelings. I also like ho...more
Sep 11, 2009 Jeannie rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents, children's lit lovers
Recommended to Jeannie by: Literature for Little Learners
Read with my preschoolers as we're doing a unit about feelings. Darling book covers many emotions! My favorite page: "What makes me bored? Grown-ups . . . moaning groaning eating meeting walking talking feeding reading sitting knitting stopping shopping" The children didn't really get that part, but I was SO laughing inside! I guess at 4-years-old they haven't been shopping or to enough meetings yet with mom - or still like the novelty of it all.
Catherine Anholt and her husband Laurence Anholt are a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books – including the Chimp and Zee series – have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Catherine grew up in the Cotswolds as one of a family of eight. After...moreMore about Catherine Anholt...