It’s OK to have feelings.
Welcome to the November 16th stop on the blog tour for It’s OK to Have Feelings by Aileen Pound & Michaela Robertson Keane with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, author guest posts, and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
It’s Ok to Have Feelings
by Aileen Pound & Michaela Robertson Keane
Published 13 July 2021
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Page Count: 22
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Everyone has feelings. Happy, sad, and angry are feelings we all have felt at one time or another. As you grow up, you start to feel other feelings. Can you guess what some of them might be?
What happens to our bodies when we start to feel these feelings? When you’re happy, you feel like the sky is blue, the sun is out and you can see unicorns and rainbows. Your smile is bigger, and your eyes have a sparkle in them. What happens to your body when it’s a feeling you’ve never felt before?
Come along and join in with all the other children learning how to identify feelings and what happens to their bodies when they feel those feelings.
Remember, it’s OK to have feelings!
Have you ever felt scared ? Perhaps you’ve seen
something scary on T.V. Maybe you have to go to the
doctor’s office for an injection you know is going to hurt.
It’s not nice to feel scared, is it? Your body tenses,
your heart races, and your eyes widen like saucers.
Just remember, though…
It’s OK to have feelings; this feeling of being
scared will pass (and usually rather quickly).
Have you ever been talking to a friend and they just won’t listen?
Has someone ever kept following you in the playground even when
you’ve asked them to stop? You start to glare, your voice becomes
gruff, and your face becomes warm. You are feeling angry .
Just remember, though…
It’s OK to have feelings. It’s ok to feel angry. In fact, it’s
normal to have this feeling. Your anger will go away.
Tomorrow is another day.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary PDF access to It’s OK to Have Feelings as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
It’s OK to Have Feelings is a brightly illustrated storybook about all the different emotion-filled sort of days we can have, and how all of them are perfectly okay to experience. It’s okay to have feelings, because we all have them!
I love the colourful, fun pictures that accompany the text. They’re bright, captivating, and make you smile even if the text is describing a feeling other than “happy.” The ratio of text to pictures is a little on the high end, so I would recommend this book for kids in Kindergarten or the first grade minimum, rather than preschoolers, though parents and teachers of younger kids who want to use this as a tool might find success trotting out just the relevant pages on an as-needed basis rather than expecting a 3-year-old to sit through the whole book.
Another small note I wanted to make, more for the sake of any parents/teachers checking reviews first who need to consider such things: A stylistic choice has been made to emphasize some words in curly, bright pink script rather than the same standard black font the rest of the text is in. This could be tricky for readers with certain types of visual impairment or learning disabilities.
About the Authors
Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane are a mother and daughter team.
Michaela, who is six, is Aileen’s only child, and they spend a lot of time doing lots of fun things together: going on adventures, creating and being imaginative at home. So last year, when they were housebound during COVID, they started talking a lot about feelings, especially ones that Michaela had never felt before. So they decided to write a book together to help other children with their feelings.
Aileen and Michaela spent a long time talking about what feelings to put in the book, and Michaela provided Aileen all the examples that are in the book. As with everything, they wrote this book together, and Michaela had a very clear image of how she wanted the illustrations to look.
Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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