A To Z, Do You Ever Feel Like Me?Book - 1999
This gorgeous photo-picture book, developed from a real first-grade class project, asks young readers to guess how a child is feeling based on a photograph and a descriptive clue, and offers plenty of perusing pleasure with borders full of neat, alphabet-related objects. In the photos, a child or a group of children act out emotions--showing that they feel angry, brave, confused, delighted, and so on. The accompanying text gives a clue to the feelings based on a child's own experience. I love my pet chameleon. His name is Dude. I feed him and clean his tank and have so much fun with him. If you want to hold him, you have to promise to be gentle and k______. Everything rolls along in alphabetical order, and the "answers" can be found in the lush, colorful borders filled with other feeling-words and objects, all beginning with the same letter. The children in the photos are not models, but real first-graders. The clues, in effect offering twenty-six mini-stories, are drawn from everyday events and situations that kids will recognize from their own lives. Back matter includes more of the children's thoughts about the twenty-six feelings, as well as lists of what's in the borders.A wonderful book for discussion about emotion, self-awareness, communication --with the added fun of identifying nifty objects and the letters they start with.
Publisher: New York : Dutton's Children's Books, 1999
Branch Call Number: 152.4 HAU