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
My kids love reading but this book came as a bit of a surprise to me. They LOVE it and actually request to read it which is strange to me since it's a medley of different children and only a paragraph expressing how they feel. Maybe it's because it shows emotions as an okay thing and how to deal with them or, even more likely, the adorable kid pictures that they enjoy. Either way, I'm glad they like it so much and that it's fun, rather than a chore to read.
Have a little one that's been having trouble expressing their feelings and this book seemed to be helping.
I LOVE this book and it arrived right in the middle of an epic toddler meltdown. Each page is dedicated to one specific emotion and seems to be the perfect amount of information without overwhelming my kiddo. Others may find the information too short or incomplete. The illustrations are great and attention grabbing and really convey the emotion(s) presented. I especially love that there is a table of contents so we can easily find the emotion/feeling we are experiencing.
This is a great book for introductory emotions and I have paired it with other resources I have found to complete a SEL toolbox.
This book has great graphics that keep my kiddo engaged and simple descriptions of each feeling that helps her to understand what they are. They even give examples of when they might feel that way which was a great way to help their little brains understand these big feelings. We read it through twice, which I recommend, because there is a lot of information. By the time we read through it the second time, she was using some of the feelings in the book to describe how she was feeling. This book has been very helpful for my 3 year old!
My almost 4 year old really likes this book. He’ll grab it out if our school cart and ask to read it.