Young children often need help learning and practicing their “feelings words” so they can express themselves well. When children learn from an early age to share their feelings in clear and healthy ways, they are more likely to grow into adults who feel capable of handling life’s challenges. Friendly and positive, this picture book uses an alphabet-book format to share and reinforce emotional language and the ideas that while some feelings are more comfortable than others, all emotions are natural and important. Charming, colorful illustrations accompany the sweet and simple text. A section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.
About the Author
Goldie Millar, Ph.D., is a clinical and school psychologist. Since earning her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2003, Goldie has worked with children in hospital, forensic, community, and educational settings. She has a deep interest in children’s mental health, emotional regulation, and evidence-based intervention strategies. Goldie lives in Ontario, with her husband and their two young daughters. To learn more about Goldie and the book, visit www.FIsForFeelings.com.
Lisa A. Berger, Ph.D., is a clinical, counseling, and rehabilitation psychologist who works with adolescents and adults in a private practice. In 2003, Dr. Berger received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto. She has practiced in hospitals, post-secondary institutions, and community-based settings. Lisa’s professional interests include emotional health and wellness, psychological trauma, and emotion-based therapy. She lives in Ontario, with her husband and two daughters. To learn more about Lisa and the book, visit www.FIsForFeelings.com.
Hazel Mitchell thinks the best feeling is when her illustrations make other people happy. She attended art college in England, where she grew up, and went on to illustrate books for children, including How to Talk to an Autistic Kid and One Word Pearl. You can find out more about her work at www.hazelmitchell.com. Hazel lives in Maine.
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Title: F Is for Feelings Author: Goldie Millar & Lisa A. Berger Illustrator Hazel Mitchell Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Published: 8-20-2014 ISBN: 9781575424750 Pages: 40 Genre: Children's Tags: Health and well being Overall Rating: Reviewed For: NetGalley Reviewer: DelAnne Children, like most of us have emotional ups and downs, but unlike most adults, they are not always aware of what emotion they are feeling at any given moment. Are they yelling because they are excited about something or proud of their accomplishments? Are they scared about the unknown or worried about something? This is a great book to share with them to help them learn about different feelings and why we might feel that way at different times. There is a section on follow-up for parents and teachers to help the reader understand what this book is all about and suggestions to make sure they can begin to recognize their variety of feelings. Why sometimes two feelings that might make us feel the same way but are not the same thing. An example would be afraid because of a strange noises in a new house as opposed to worried because you have a spelling test and did not study the word list well enough. Check out F Is For Feelings today and share it often.