A A to Z-Do You Ever Feel like Me?

A A to Z-Do You Ever Feel like Me?

by Bonnie Hausman
     
 

A fresh, funny, unique book about feelings; a guessing-game alphabet with descriptive clues; and exuberant photographs of children and other cool stuff

This gorgeous photo-picture book, developed from a real first-grade class project, asks young readers to guess how a child is feeling based on a photograph and a descriptive clue, and offers plenty of perusing

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A fresh, funny, unique book about feelings; a guessing-game alphabet with descriptive clues; and exuberant photographs of children and other cool stuff

This gorgeous photo-picture book, developed from a real first-grade class project, asks young readers to guess how a child is feeling based on a photograph and a descriptive clue, and offers plenty of perusing pleasure with borders full of neat, alphabet-related objects. In the photos, a child or a group of children act out emotions--showing that they feel angry, brave, confused, delighted, and so on. The accompanying text gives a clue to the feelings based on a child's own experience.

I love my pet chameleon. His name is Dude. I feed him and clean his tank and have so much fun with him. If you want to hold him, you have to promise to be gentle and k______.

Everything rolls along in alphabetical order, and the "answers" can be found in the lush, colorful borders filled with other feeling-words and objects, all beginning with the same letter. The children in the photos are not models, but real first-graders. The clues, in effect offering twenty-six mini-stories, are drawn from everyday events and situations that kids will recognize from their own lives. Back matter includes more of the children's thoughts about the twenty-six feelings, as well as lists of what's in the borders.

A wonderful book for discussion about emotion, self-awareness, communication --with the added fun of identifying nifty objects and the letters they start with

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
K-Gr 2-From angry to zany, readers are asked to guess the feelings demonstrated by the children in the crisp, full-color photos. If that were all the book attempted-exploring and naming feelings-it would probably be successful. However, Hausman incorporates too many concepts within its pages. There is the guessing of the emotion from the child's four-or-five line clue and an "I Spy" border of objects and words beginning with the featured letter on each page. An appendix gives an alphabetical listing of the objects to be found for each letter and names the emotion, but does not define or explain it. The text is uneven-some of the children's "stories" that act as clues are in rhyme, while others are not. And in order to include an emotion for every letter, there are some feelings children will not be able to put a name to, such as "vanity" or "queasiness." While the idea behind this book is worthwhile, there is too much else going on for it to really stand out.-Susan Marie Pitard, Weezie Library for Children, Nantucket Atheneum, MA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525462163
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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