Feelings: A Chock-a-Block Book

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A giggly monkey feels silly while a sweet giraffe feels shy in this bright and boldly illustrated book from Kristen Balouch featuring a humorous cast of animals demonstrating basic feelings. This book is both chunky AND lightweight and features printed, colorful edges.

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Overview

A giggly monkey feels silly while a sweet giraffe feels shy in this bright and boldly illustrated book from Kristen Balouch featuring a humorous cast of animals demonstrating basic feelings. This book is both chunky AND lightweight and features printed, colorful edges.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Familiar animals convey common emotions through body language and facial expressions. A lion's frown, curled-in tail, and droopy mane communicate his sadness ("Lion can't find his friends. Lion feels SAD"), while a crocodile with a sly smile is feeling sneaky about planning a surprise. A shy giraffe stoops low, eyes looking downward, but a happy elephant squirts himself with water, getting ready to see his friends. The final spread has the lion smiling, his friends surrounding him with party hats: "Party Time! Now everyone feels EXCITED!" Vivid colors, relatable examples, and a compact trim size should appeal to toddlers. Ages 1–4. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this fat board book there is slim information about several emotions or feelings. Lion is sad because he can't find his friends. Crocodile has a sly grin because he is planning a surprise—the feeling is actually referred to as sneaky. There is a silly monkey hanging from a branch and a very long necked giraffe who feels shy and bashful so his head is on the ground. On the other hand, Elephant is trumpeting in delight because he is happy to see his friends. They all gather together on the last page because it is party time and everyone is excited. The book is sturdy and should take plenty of abuse so it will probably work well in a preschool setting as well as a personal purchase. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews

Poor lion doesn't have a clue.

Left in the dark regarding his surprise party, he cries all alone. It appears all his friends are in on the occasion; Crocodile orchestrates the activities, Monkey guffaws at its very thought and excitable Elephant shows he is ready for entertainment. Overall, the cause-and-effect scheme provides specific reasons for the feelings portrayed. "Crocodile plans a surprise. Crocodile feels SNEAKY." Giraffe, however, remains the odd animal out; his timidity receives redundant rephrasing without extending its emotional concept: "Sometimes Giraffe is bashful. Giraffe feels SHY." The initial group gathers, as well as a few last-minute attendees, in a jovial celebration, party hats and horns included. The characters balance between padded, boldly trimmed spreads to rainbow effect. Their body language reflects each mood; Monkey sticks out his tongue (such a naughty tease), while the cheerful elephant showers himself in exuberant bliss. Illustrations are on relatively light card stock, which is glued to padded blocks to make extra-thick pages. Because the card stock is otherwise unreinforced, use will likely cause pages to separate at the hinges.

A presentation with roaring potential, stunted by its lack of durability. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442411999
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 1,038,742
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Balouch lives in a quiet little house on a quiet little street in not-so-quiet Brooklyn, New York. She lives there with her quiet little son and little, little daughter who has a big, big voice. They are mostly happy.

You might see Kristen at a cafe or on the subway or riding her bike around New York. She might be sketching or daydreaming or writing something down. If you happen to see her...be very quiet ot you might frighten her away...shhh...

Kristen Balouch lives in a quiet little house on a quiet little street in not-so-quiet Brooklyn, New York. She lives there with her quiet little son and little, little daughter who has a big, big voice. They are mostly happy.

You might see Kristen at a cafe or on the subway or riding her bike around New York. She might be sketching or daydreaming or writing something down. If you happen to see her...be very quiet ot you might frighten her away...shhh...

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