I read this book with my 7 year old daughter. She was excited to read it, and of course, she was excited to get a poster! As she is advanced in her reading, she would frequently ask to read the book to me. So, we swapped back and forth reading the book to each other.
The book does a good job of describing the feelings that kids have. It doesn’t just say the child is nervous, it describes it through the eyes of the child. “I feel flippy in my tummy.” This method of describing the emotions is imperative for the child reader to understand. By describing the emotions this way, it helps children understand the physical responses they are having to an emotion.
In addition, the authors identify those physical feelings with an emotion, so that the child reader can make the connection. Throughout the book, other children have feelings too. So, it is very easy for the child reader to see how emotions can effect other people.
As a parent, I felt that this book did a good job bringing all aspects of emotions into play. It describes the physical part of emotions, how to deal with them, and why we deal with them in certain ways (how they effect other people). And the book does it in a way that is easy to understand for children.
Lastly, it points the child to God. When you are having these strong emotions, talk them out with God. Let him know about it and ask him to help you handle them.
I would recommend this book to any parent wanting to teach their kids about emotions in a Biblical manner.
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