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In My Heart A Book of Feelings {Book Review}

9781419713101Understanding what we are feeling inside and the emotions that follow those feelings can sometimes be a difficult thing for children to understand or word. The book In My Heart can help. In a delightful kid-friendly approach it educates and opens the door for discussion in a safe and caring way.

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As soon, as my children ages 3 & 6 laid on this book they wanted to look at and have it read to them. The book is a work of art as it features a giant cut out heart on the cover that changes up with the turn of every page. The Hearts are in every color of the rainbow. The vibrantly bold and super colorful illustrations within are very attractive and capture each and every feelings quite well, in my opinion.

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The feelings expressed are happiness, braveness, madness, calmness, brokenness, sadness, hopefulness, feeling afraid, silliness, and shyness. I feel that the feeling included are all which children will feel. I think it’s a good book to pick up and talk about. Perhaps your child is having a hard day, why not pick up the book a read through. They may be more open to talking about their feelings with this as a prompt.

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I would certainly recommend this picture book to children ages 2-8 years old. I believe we’ll be getting a lot of use out of it when sharing our feelings and perhaps it’ll even be a artistic inspiration to create as well.

About the author: Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter who has published several books in France. She lives in Hérault, France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in Paris.

Interested in Purchasing? In My Heart: A Book of Feelings can be purchased on Amazon.com for $12.09 as of this posting.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

Peter Loves Penguin {Book Review}

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Peter Loves Penguin is a sweet short story about a little boy and his stuffed animal penguin. Through this story we are whisked away into the season of winter and get the privilege to see what Peter and Penguin happen do together on such a day. It provokes the thought and question to a child what they would do on a winters day with their friends, family, or loved special toy!

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I love the warmness of the story. We see a a long lasting and appreciative friendship between Peter and Penguin. We see them holding hands, waiting patiently for each other to get ready for an adventure, respecting each others ideas, being considerate, and working together. A wonderful visual of putting others first and showing love!

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The art style is very appealing and captures the story perfectly! The words in the story feature one to two sentences on each page and each sentence is only 3- 5 words. I feel this book would be most appropriate for infants all the way up to the age of four years old. The board book format is definitely appealing for children of the younger age range. Short and sweet but offers so very much!

Interested in Purchasing?  Peter Loves Penguin (David McPhail’s Love Series)
is available in digital as well as board book format. Suggested Price is $8.95 but pricing is subject to change.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.