Friday, October 7, 2016

More Books About Feelings and Self Control

The Snurtch, this week's selection, was about understanding your feelings and having self control, but there are so many great books out there that one a week just isn't enough.  Here are five more with similar themes that you and your children/students might enjoy.

Too Loud Lily by Sofie Laguna (ISBN 0439678773)



Everyone thinks Lily, a hippo, is too loud and they tell her so. Then she meets the music teacher who thinks her loudness is just perfect. Lily finds her place and learns when it is appropriate to exercise her talents.

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck by Sandra Boynton (ISBN 1442417315)


This is a board book for younger readers about feelings and moods. Boynton uses a clever sense of humor to communicate to children how they might be feeling and how they might be expressing those feelings.

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes (ISBN 0061857769)


Wemberly is a worrywart until she meets another worrywart and learns to manage her feelings.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz (ISBN 1586691139)

Written in 1972, this hilarious book sees Alexander through a series of stressful situations that would challenge even an adult. He survives, although he doesn't always handle things gracefully and learns that not even Australia is far enough to get away from the occasional terrible, horrible, very bad day.

Sometimes I'm Bombaloo written by Rachel Vail and illustrated by Yumi Heo (ISBN 0439669413)

Katie Honors is usually mild-mannered, but when she gets angry, she acts out by turning on her brother and her toys. Katie, with the help of her parents, learns to calm down and control her anger.