"You feel fear when you are scared," states the first page of this book. It is accompanied by a full color photograph of a parent with a child fearful of boarding the school bus. The following eight sentences--one per page--describe what makes you scared and how to deal with those feelings. Each sentence is accompanied by a full page photograph intended to help the emergent reader understand the text. The customary vocabulary, bibliography, listing of Internet sites and index/word list are included at the end of the book. Emergent readers will need adult assistance with the Internet sites. This is one of four books in the "Emotions" series, and certainly fits into the primary grade curriculum. It will reinforce what the emergent reader already knows while offering very little new information. Unless you are specifically looking for a simple text for a beginning reader, you may find that other titles, such as How Are You Peeling? Foods with Moods by Freymann and Elffers, are more engaging for this age group. 2001, Pebble Books/Capstone,
PreS-Gr 1-Nine full-color photos of different children and nine short sentences (one per double-page spread) illustrate the specific emotion highlighted in each title. The bright, attractive format includes a table of contents, a page of definitions, a short list of other books on the subject and several suggested Internet sites. Although all of this seems to be a bit of overkill, the series is unique in providing such simple, basic tools to initiate discussion of feelings with very young children. It also provides beginning readers with a source they can read independently.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.