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Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

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Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight. Today I am sad, my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by HarperCollins (first published October 31st 1998)
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I wish these books about emotions also gave at least a little talk about regulating emotions -- that no matter how you feel, you cannot behave however you'd like. I'd say that's a struggle for children. Children have no problem feeling emotions, and yes, labeling them and being able to understand them is helpful -- but more than that, children need to know healthy and socially acceptable ways to manage their emotions. And there's none of that here.

I do not like this artwork or the look of the bo
Geneva Roberts
Feb 06, 2014 Geneva Roberts rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feelings
I adore this book! This illustrations are fun and the story is about a little girl who goes through a variety of emotions during her day. The book gives great examples of why she feels the way she does and sends the message that its ok to have feelings and its normal. The emotions the girls feels and examples given I think are relatable to children.I loved the rhyming as I found it really captivated my attention to see what's going to happen next, but I am a sucker for rhyming books! I'm looking ...more
Zequoia Hyche
Jul 10, 2014 Zequoia Hyche rated it it was ok
Shelves: illustrations
Once I saw who the author was, I immediately got excited. I know Jamie Lee Curtis to be an actress, but never an author, so it was refreshing to read this story. She is pretty funny in some of the movies that I have seen her in, and she adds humor with the way she writes in the story. However, what I enjoyed most of all about this book was the illustrations and the "How do You feel today" revolving facial expressions at the end of the book. It is a great tool to use and even to make for children ...more
Joy Colclasure
Okay... I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE BOOK!!! This is a great book that not only has rhyming words but introduces a variety of diffrent moods and feelings other than the basic happy, sad, and angry. This book uses great descriptive words and explains why the cute little girl is feeling the diffrent moods that she feels. Not to mention the wonderful, fun, and detailed pictures on each page. I have to get this book right away. I wish this was not my first time reading this. I cannot wait to read this book ...more
Jul 12, 2014 Sabeen added it
Shelves: parenting
Great book to try to get the young ones to share their feelings, confusions or frustrations. sometimes it is difficult for children to articulate their thoughts and acknowledge their feelings so this book can act like a prompt and encourage them to express.
Nov 19, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: counseling-books
I love reading this with my lower primary kids and discussing feelings and appropriate ways to cope with those feelings.
Jan 10, 2016 Hossay rated it really liked it
Curtis’ book explores the variety of human emotions that we can experience at any age. A girl, whose mood is always changing, describes a different feeling each day - there are 13 days in total – and the various ways in which the feelings show themselves. "Today I feel silly./ Mom says it's the heat./ I put rouge on the cat/ and gloves on my feet". Moods are shown to be an acceptable part of life: "Moods are just something that happen each day./ Whatever I'm feeling inside is okay!" reminding re ...more
Molly Finnerty
Jun 06, 2015 Molly Finnerty rated it it was amazing
"Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day" by Jamie Lee Curtis is a fun, hilarious, captivating book with bright illustrations that make you want to smile and laugh. Curtis tells the story of a young girl who experiences a roller coaster of emotions. Going beyond the general sad, happy, and mad emotions the young audience is exposed to grumpy, silly, mean, angry, joyful, confusion, quiet, excitement, cranky, loneliness, frustration, and more!

This book is realistic fiction because i
Brooke Brodsky
May 07, 2015 Brooke Brodsky rated it it was amazing
Today I feel Silly is a wonderful story picture book by Jamie Lee Curtis. This book explores different feelings that any person of any age might feel, in many different scenarios. I rated this book with 5 stars, and there are a number of reasons why, among then is the fact that the pictures feature children of all races and colors, and sadly, that is still fairly uncommon. One page that particularly resonated with me is the "Today I feel quiet" page, where the narrator feels quiet and her mother ...more
Jessica LeBaron

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day
Jamie Lee Curtis

This book is all about different moods that an individual might be feeling. The main character experiences being silly, grumpy, angry, joyful, confused, quiet, excited, cranky, lonely, happy, discouraged, sad, and great, and then tells the reader that no matter what she's feeling inside, it is okay, because it is just something that happens to everybody, everyday. At the end of the book, the character from the book asks how the
Mary Ledom
Feb 26, 2015 Mary Ledom rated it it was amazing
This book is adorable, precious and every good adjective out there. I loved loved loved this book and I think every child I have in the future will too. This book has poems about moods that this young red head girl is in and they are very realistic and relatable to students of elementary age. The illustrations are brilliant and will keep children's eyes on the speaker and book the entire time. Along with the illustrations, the placement of words is wonderful and easy to follow and understand. Th ...more
Angela Diamond
Jun 10, 2014 Angela Diamond rated it really liked it
Title: Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that make my day; By Jamie Lee Curtis Illustrated by Laura Cornell; Published by Harper Collins,1998

Summary/Review: Today I Feel Silly is a about a little girl who explains her different moods and what makes her feel those certain ways. She goes through a variety of moods throughout the book that show that everyones moods can change, depending on what happens and how you perceive certain situations. The author arranges the story by using rhythm and rhy
Diana Garcia
Feb 14, 2014 Diana Garcia rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Shows a lot of emotion and things a child goes through on a daily basis. I like the realistic situations it described like sibling and friend trouble. It doesn't just use simple emotions like happy or sad. I like the different moods it described like grumpy and joyful. These aren't words children use a lot so it'd be a great way to expand vocabulary. I also like that the illustrations were very detailed and colorful. You could also get a sense of the mood by the colors used li ...more
Amy Murray
Apr 18, 2010 Amy Murray rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010-zoey
I am loving the entire collection of books written by Jamie Lee Curtis. Let's face it, parents: how many kids books are there in your child's library that you are actually interested in reading? How much Clifford or Maisy can one adult really stand? Thankfully, Curtis' books are entertaining and meaningful for kids and adults slog through the fifth reading of Dora and know you have something to look forward to with Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Jan 29, 2014 TA Children's Lit Profile rated it really liked it
I love the idea behind this book and the way that it is written is fun, engaging, and relatable. I appreciate that the girl's feelings are explained and normalized with a sense of humor as well as an emotional honesty. The illustrations are silly and add a lightness to the story. The last page asks the reader how they feel today and has a wheel with different mouth and eye shapes so that the reader can find the facial expression that relates to their emotions. I think this is a great way to enco ...more
Mar 16, 2012 Lora rated it it was ok
I like Jamie Lee Curtis's books most of the time. They usually have me giggling by some point. This one did too but I thought it fell flat at the end. I'm probably overthinking this, but I thought it had a poor message: Moods are just something that happen to us (happy, sad, grumpy, worried, excited) and we should just roll with it. They're not something we have any control over.

Bah! That would be a rollercoaster of a life.
Kristina Whitt
Jun 11, 2014 Kristina Whitt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elementary-555
Today I Feel Silly (1998) is a short story about a little girl explaining her moods and what they look like for her. She discusses silly, grumpy, angry, happy, confused, lonely and discouraged among some of her other moods. The illustrations are really bold and expressive of her specific mood for the day. She describes examples of what she is doing inside the mood or feeling that she is having. The book is careful not to describe moods as being good or bad, discussions are merely in terms of fee ...more
Natalia Lindquist
Today I feel Silly is about an energetic girl who shows all of the moods she feels throughout the day. Some days she feels mad when she doesn’t get her way and some days she feels happy when she can dress up like a princess. All of the moods that she is feeling throughout the book are feelings that we all have and feel every once in a while. I like this book because it allows kids to know that everyone feels a certain way and it is not abnormal to be mad or angry. Growing up, it was hard for me ...more
Heather Brown
I really enjoyed this book and found it full of personality. I think the use of rhyme made it fun while also effectively discussing an important topic for children: feelings. Though I wouldn't normally like the style of illustration used, it really works for this book and I can just see the little girl narrating the poem. There are a few moments in the book that some parents might not think the best of (eg her having a crush on her teacher or saying she has diarrhea) however I think the majority ...more
Emily Farnschlader
This book talks about many of the moods that people can feel. It names the mood, as well as other ways to describe the feeling. It also gives example of things that can happen to make you feel that way. This pictures show how it may look for a person to be in each of the moods. The ending of the story explains that there are some moods that it is better to be in like happy, silly, or excited than moods like sadness. It says that moods just happen and that it is okay to feel them.
This book is
Salima Sikandar
Feb 16, 2014 Salima Sikandar rated it really liked it
Shelves: social-emotional
The book is written by Jamie Lee Curtis and is illustrated by Laura Cornell. This great story book which illustrates and describers about different moods and emotions the girl has with a sense of humor as well as emotional honesty. It is very encouraging as children can understand about different moods and feeling and can better relate in their daily lives. This book motivates students not only to think about their own moods and how to read emotions of others.'

I will make diff
Christine Turner
Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight.
Today I am sad, my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.
Silly, cranky, excited, or sad--everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paire
Sep 24, 2007 Mikaela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
Christian gave me this book for Christmas after we were engaged as a gag gift. When Christian called my dad to let my dad know he was going to propose, my dad's reply was "You do know she's really moody, right?" My kids love to read it too and I really like the illustrations. And if you notice, my avitar comes from this book.
I like that this book talked about so many moods and what brought on each mood. Occasionally it showed how she dealt with the mood. I like that at the end she says that it is okay to feel however she feels. I think the fact that the little girl is a drama queen really adds to this book. The illustrations were a bit much to take in for a quick read aloud, but they would be nice to look at alone or with a partner. I really liked this book. I would read this book when we talked about feelings. I am ...more
Kenia Soto
Jul 07, 2015 Kenia Soto rated it it was amazing
Shelves: s-e-ecce-2203
I absolutely love this book. The vocabulary, the rhyming and the events that children can actually relate to are incredible. This book is about a little girl who explains every mood she feels. With every mood she gives the reasons why she is feeling that way. I will use this book throughout the year to demonstrate to the children that it is ok to feel the way the do. At the end of the story it asks the readers how do they feel. I will extend this by adding a day in which the children can demonst ...more
Mar 31, 2014 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: edutl-2368
Lee Curtis, J. Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day. Library of Congress Catalog (1998).
Illustrated by Laura Cornell

Today I Feel Silly is a picture book about different feelings and moods. Each emotion/mood is followed with many dramatic stories or examples of why the little girl in this story is feeling that way. Such as when she is silly she wears a very silly outfit.

The pictures in this picture book are amazing and will definitely capture the attention of young children. The r
Jul 25, 2007 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young and Old
I would consider this book one of my all time favorites. It's no more than a children's book with an awesome message- It's okay to feel crazy feelings!!! :) I'm also drawn to the cute little curly haired redhead, I see my future little girl looking similar to this bubbly child.
Margaret Henderson
Feb 17, 2014 Margaret Henderson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-aloud
Today I Feel Silly is a hilarious, relatable story. A fun read for any age! Curtis does an amazing job describing each of the feelings. This would be great to use in any classroom! It could be linked to language arts and aid in learning about description and the use of adjectives. When reading this story aloud I think it is really important to change your tone upon each new page. When the character feels sad read at a slower and monotone tempo whereas when she is feeling excited you may read lou ...more
Alex Hobart
Book Level: 2.4
Summary- This book is about a little girl and all the moods she feels. Sometimes she feels sad, sometimes she feels angry, sometimes she is happy, sometimes she is sleepy and many other feelings. This book looks at the many feelings a little girl would feel and why she would feel them and that it is okay to feel these feelings and that they come and go and new feelings come.
Characteristics that Support the Genre - This book can fit into many categories easily and it fits as a mul
Tishandra Mayfield
Feb 18, 2014 Tishandra Mayfield rated it really liked it
I give this book a 4/5 stars. It is a good book to read to children about their feelings. It can be used to explain how a child may be feeling and an excellent book to have around if any child should ever feel this way. I would read this book to my children to explain to them that it is okay to feel different ways and to not be embarrassed of the way you are feeling. Jamie Lee Curtis did a good job with this book and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.

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Jamie Lee Curtis is a two-time Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning, and Emmy-nominated American film actress and an author of children's books. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in many horror films early in her career such as Halloween (1978 film), The Fog, Prom Night (1980 film) and Terror Train, Curtis has since compiled a body of work that cover ...more
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