A Whole Bunch of Feelings
Emotional literacy is as necessary as learning the ABCs. If your young child is unable to identify and manage his own emotions, or if he doesn’t understand others’ emotions, then successful relationships will never happen. A Whole Bunch of Feelings will help give your child the language of feelings and offers suggestions on how to manage them.
Each of the 44 feelings is explored on a colorful two-page spread with a descriptive paragraph your child can relate to. Research shows that for little ones, picture books offer an additional tool for teaching emotional literacy because the illustrations serve as visual context clues. A Whole Bunch of Feelings accomplishes this beautifully.
Author: Jennifer Moore-Mallinos and Gustavo Mazali
Size: 8 1/2 x 9 7/16
Publish Date: 2018
Publisher's Age Recommendation: 5-8
review by The Learning Momma
“A Whole Bunch of Feelings is a beautiful book for your library collection, and I would definitely recommend it for all families. The more we understand and accept all of these big feelings, the easier life is to process and muddle through.”Read the Review
The pictures in the book are very expressive and the stories did a very good job of conveying the feeling being hightlighted. This was a very good way to convey emotions outside of the "happy sad angry" spectrum. I recommended this along with the Emotions flashcards to a friend of mine and she had great results too.
This is a great book to discuss emotions. It has so many you may not talk about otherwise. My kids gained so much from this. We will continue to use this for years to come.
My kids and I have really loved this book! I love how they introduce so many different feelings to my children. The other wonderful thing about this book is how they give a little story that better explains the feelings so children can understand. This is definitely a book that I will be keeping on hand to help my children understand their feelings
We have this book and the Feeling Flashcards from Timberdoodle. I started with the flashcards and then after awhile added this book in to talk more in depth about feelings. I also find this book helpful to read when I may be feeling frustrated and say "i am frustrated" - let's talk about what that means and then I'll go through the book and read some pages/emotions on how I may be feeling to bring awareness and a name to the feeling. We will also pull this book out too, just to read a few pages from at a time a couple times a week. It's a nice step up from the flashcards (but I still enjoy using those too).
This book was really loved by my 4 year old and she always wanted to keep reading more pages. It was helpful in providing great vocabulary for feelings and it asked good questions for my kids to think about.