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Jan 19 2012

How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne

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Walker Books, 2011. ISBN 9781406330175.
(Age 2-5) Highly recommended. How do you feel? Do you feel happy or sad? Curious or surprised? Bored or lonely? Using his signature young chimp, Anthony Browne explores a myriad of emotions in this book for young children.
The emotions portrayed in this book will be easily identified by the very young. What small person hasn't felt happy or sad, angry and guilty? Parents or teachers reading this book aloud could lead a discussion into what sorts of emotions that the young child has and what things provoke these emotions.
The illustrations are as always a joy to look at. Browne had captured perfectly the facial expression and body language that demonstrates each emotion. I especially liked the contrast between the tightrope walker and the shy concert presenter and laughed out loud at the little chimp being silly.
A beautiful, simple book, this one is sure to become a classic.
Pat Pledger

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