Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today I Feel...An Alphabet of Feelings

Today I Feel… An Alphabet of Feelings is a picture book that shows a child experiencing a wide range of emotions. Each two-page spread depicts one emotion, with the letter of the alphabet and corresponding emotion on the left, and the child experiencing the emotion on the right. Each letter of the alphabet is designed using something that corresponds to the illustration of the emotion. For example, the letter E (for excited) is made of two knit scarves. The corresponding illustration shows the child in winter outerwear, including a scarf, looking up at snow falling. The watercolor and India ink illustrations are simple and clean, really imaginative, and clearly depict each emotion. The book ends with a question for the reader – “How do you feel today?” Today I Feel… An Alphabet of Feelings, by Madalena Moniz, is a great book to read to begin a discussion of emotions with children.

Guest post by Allison C. 

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