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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review, courtesy of Deal Sharing Aunt:
Spiffy Kids Storybook of Feelings Collection
by J.R. Robinson
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Meet your feelings! Spiffy Kids are the crazy, fun-loving characters that stay by your side every moment of your day-they’re those wonderful things we call feelings. So whether it’s Mad, Happy, Sad, Shy, Worry, or any of the many other Spiffy Kids, at least one is always with you-even right now! This clever little book describes a child’s various emotions in a fun and entertaining way, with bright illustrations and lots of humor. It also gives children ways of dealing with these feelings and lets them know they are not alone. Everyone struggles with being mad, having worry, and sadness, and everyone has moments of being happy. Spiffy Kids is a must-have for any child’s library! The Spiffy Kids were created by a seven-year-old girl who grew up with an important rule of thumb: Never completely lose what it is like to be a child. By using her imagination, she came up with a way to express herself, giving rise to fun characters that children can relate to.
* courtesy of Amazon.com
I really liked this book! From the fun creatures that show all different moods to the fun poems that are catchy and true! This is a great book for kids and adults to read when they are not feeling like themselves! It is also a great tool to get children to talk about their feelings. I am happy to say that there are 9 different feelings covered in this book. From your basic mood of being mad and needing to take a deep breath to the mood of being worried and learning not to sweat the small stuff! This book should be in every library! I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy, all opinions are my own.
[ reviewed by Vicky on the Deal Sharing Aunt blog ]
Here’s what some other reviewers are saying:
Sometimes it’s hard for kids to deal with all of the various emotions that go on inside of everybody. One minute you can be happy and the next minute sad. This book doesn’t call them feelings, they’re called Spiffy Kids. Sometimes children don’t know what to do with all the emotions they are feeling. They are given help with that in this book. They get to know their emotions in an interesting and helpful way. They get to see that they aren’t the only ones feeling these things. Everyone does. This is a fun and interesting way for children to get to know their feelings through the characters in the book. They will get to know that the Spiffy Kids are right there with them all the time. The characters are given names of emotions which help the child have fun, such as Mad, Happy, Sad, Shy and Worry along with many others. There are cute colorful pictures of the Spiffy Kids that show their emotions so that the child reading can relate. I particularly liked the quote from the book, “No one’s going to make me feel bad about being me! Because I’m bold! I’m brave! so self-assured! Don’t you agree?! What a wonderful, fun way for children to learn about and deal with their emotions. Every child should have this book on their shelf to read and re-read when those emotions kick in.
– Amazon Reviewer gayle pace
Spiffy Kids is a great imaginative way to introduce children to each emotion, especially ones that they have trouble dealing with or identifying. The characters are cute and adorably goofy with expressions of the emotions that their feeling and with postscript added in. Each Spiffy Kid has a different color that they represent with emotion, each emotion are enjoyable or displeasing, either way it’s cleverly written in short rhythm to keep young minds interested. The characters suggests readers to try new things and how to deal with the emotions that their feeling, also how the feelings come about and how to recognize the stages of that emotion.
The wonderful fun colors on the characters will keep the children entertain as they stroll through the pages learning about each emotion without feeling that they’re being engulfed with the feeling of overwhelming with emotion. So sit down with your child and I guarantee that you will also have fun with Spiffy Kids as much as the child you’re sharing it with.
– Amazon Reviewer Oh My Bookness
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