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Today I Feel Silly Other Moods That Make My Day

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,440 ratings  ·  565 reviews
From the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, authors of I’m Gonna Like Me and Where Do Balloons Go?, Today I Feel Silly helps children understand and appreciate their shifting moods.

Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by HarperCollins (first published October 31st 1998)
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Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all young children
My 1st 5 star review of 2021. I loved this story. I saw Jamie Lee Curtis had done this book and I wanted to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. She has this little girl being totally honest about her feelings and how she acts.

Some days the girl is joyful, happy, some sad, and some angry and a raging terror. I have seen both niece and nephew in all these moods before and there may be books that are this honest about what it is to have feelings, but I haven't read them yet.

It's like telling kid
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this one! My granddaughter did too... text in rhyme, illustrations funny, and in the back is a face you can change the eyes and mouth to show different silly emotions.
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
I truly enjoyed reading this engaging book about moods. The rhyming makes for fun reading while identifying a host of different feelings that a child may experience from day to day or even moment to moment. The colorful illustrations bring a sense of whimsy and the dial-an-expression at the end added to the sense of fun.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reread
I've been using this book to teach for years. I love it completely. ...more
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Geneva Roberts
Feb 06, 2014 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 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
I wish these books about emotions, like Today I Feel Silly: Other Moods That Make My Day, also gave at least a little attention to the concept of being responsible for regulating your 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 man ...more
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book is tricky. It's so important to help kiddos identify feelings and it highlights some great emotions. They wheely thing at the end that the children can move is great. But some of the topics were inappropriate for young children (boyfriends? Crushes? Do we need to introduce that?) and at the same time the language was way too young for elementary school age children. My preschooler was confused by a number of pages. I don't love it as much as some books that introduce feelings, but over ...more
Amy Murray
Apr 06, 2010 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. ...more
Mar 16, 2012 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.
Sep 24, 2007 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.
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
Cute kid's book...I'm always curious when a public figure writes a children's book, and this one definitely doesn't disappoint. However, there was something a little weird to me when it came to rhymes about having a boyfriend or a crush on one's teacher...aren't these books for little bitty kids? That bit of weirdness left a bad taste in my mouth, but other than that, this book is great! ...more
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ga-pre-k
Who knew that Jamie Lee Curtis wrote such fascinating children's books?! You did? Well, I did not know. This is a silly book that introduces social/emotional skills to young children. Children can use this book as a guide to express their feelings such as "I am happy" or "I am sad". Children will be able to better pinpoint their feelings after hearing this book.

Jul 25, 2007 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. ...more
Jul 12, 2014 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.
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storybook, 2015
What a lovely book! Curtis perfectly captures each mood in clever rhymes that would be accessible and relatable to young readers. The bright, rich illustrations really augment the book. Finally, the message that it is OK to have different feelings, and to feel your feelings, is perfect.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book. And I think kids will like this book because it will help little kids learn about feelings. my favorite feeling in this book is excited because it made me laugh at the end because she said that she has a crash on her teacher.
Marissa Estrada
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-class-books
I really enjoyed this book and the enthusiasm that my classmate used. Children relate to this as well and well, we all feel silly sometimes. The pictures are amazing, bright and silly. I would definitely read this to my children as well.
Ashly  Roman
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-books
This book is great to use to talk to a child about their feelings.
Nov 19, 2015 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.
Feb 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute book about the range of emotions kids can feel from day to day. I didn't like the mentions of a love triangle and a crush on a teacher though, just unnecessary ...more
Keegan Thorpe
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: emotions
This children's book created by the spectacular duo of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell follows a young girl as she describes her different moods on different days. Written as a rhyming poem, this story uses age-appropriate language to explain what happened to cause the emotion and how that emotion makes her feel. For example, she warns "you better stay clear" because she feels angry that her diverse group of friends left her out one day. Throughout this colorful story, the main character feel ...more
Meg McGregor
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
Little ones need to learn that it is ok to have very different moods from sad to happy to anxious to lonely and that that is ok for them to feel that way.

This book does a great job of highlighting 8 common moods that little ones often have.

Read again on March 4, 2014.
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Jamie Lee Curtis is a light in the sea of mediocre celebrity picture books. This is a great one for talking about and accepting all feelings.
Emily E
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

Author: Jaime Lee Curtis

Illustrator: Laura Cornell

Genre: Mood & Emotion Book

Theme(s): Understanding moods/emotions & SEL

Opening line/Sentence: “Today I feel silly.”

Brief Book Summary: A young girl talks about the various moods that she feels and why she is feeling a particular way. The young girl's mother is present in most of the scenarios and she is there to help and support the young girl.

Response to two professional reviews: The Kirkus
Maggie Schmoker
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1. This book is about a young girl, who shares her emotions by telling the reader what she did that day. The emotions range from feeling silly, happy, sad, confused, and give examples as to why she is feeling that way. The young girl figures out that she likes to feel silly and happy, rather than sad or confused, but understands that any emotion she is feeling is okay.
2. The major theme of this story is to be okay with whatever emotions you are feeling, because all emotions are valid. It talks a
Victoria Buseck
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was immediately drawn into this realistic fiction picture book when I saw that it was written and illustrated by the award winning literary duo, Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Furthermore, while reading this book, my attention continued to be captivated through its engaging combination of clever word rhymes coupled with eye capturing illustrations. Even more notable is the lesson this children's book teaches its young readers; as it fosters the way for children to begin understanding thei ...more
Katie Parrish
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SUMMARY: This story is about a young girl's battle with her daily, conflicting moods such as silly, angry, sad, etc. Each page begins with her describing the mood she is in and why she is feeling this way. For example, one day she is angry because her friends had a play date and did not invite her. The illustrations of this story are very fun and help portray the speakers' feelings. The text of this story rhymes which makes the book a fun read! "Today I Feel Silly" helps children explore their e ...more
Edward Sojuwa
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
When not being chased by some creepo every Halloween named Michael Myers, Jamie Lee Curtis likes to quit her day job as Hollywood icon to write cool books for kids, to let kid fans know despite her A List status she's still Jamie from the block: still human, still funny and insightful and a very devoted mom. Kids who have been brazen enough to sneak some of her more, ahem, mature work like True Lies with her and Ah-Nold, or Trading Places where she played a sweet natured hooker, will either find ...more
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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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