I’m Happy – Sad Today

by Lory Britain

Happy and also sad. Excited but nervous too. Feeling friendly with a little shyness mixed in. Mixed feelings are natural, but they can be confusing. There are different kinds of happy—the quiet kind and the “noisy, giggly, jump and run” kind. And there are conflicting feelings, like proud and jealous, frustrated and determined. With gentle messaging and charming illustrations, a little girl talks about her many layered feelings, ultimately concluding, “When I have more than one feeling inside me, I don’t have to choose just one. I know that all my feelings are okay at the same time.” A special section for adults presents ideas for helping children explore their emotions, build a vocabulary of feeling words, know what to do if they feel overwhelmed, and more.

  • Fosters emotional and social development - 95%
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  • Supports learning and cognitive development - 90%
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  • Has a clear message – explicit or implicit - 95%
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  • Helps children to understand their emotional experience - 100%
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  • Developmentally appropriate - 95%
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  • Captivating for children and their imagination - 90%
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  • Builds social bonds - 90%
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  • Supports loving relationships - 90%
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  • Promotes laughter - 75%
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  • Encourages creative play - 80%
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  • Is inventive - 85%
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  • Promotes diversity - 95%
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  • How likely would you be to recommend this book - 95%
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