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Today I Feel Silly (edition 2000)

by Jamie Lee Curtis

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Title:Today I Feel Silly
Authors:Jamie Lee Curtis
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (2000), Hardcover
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:feelings, silly, mad, angry, happy, frustrated, behavior, character, children, rhyming, picture book, emotions

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Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis

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This realistic fiction book is about a girl who has different feelings and moods each day. ( )
  ebecker13 | Mar 15, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a really good book. I like this book for multiple reasons. First, I like that the illustrations are very colorful and detailed. All of the illustrations are bold and bright, and make each page stand out. The illustrations also go along with each mood that is being described in the text. For example, when the main character is angry the whole page is a mixture of red colors to show the anger. You can also depict anger by the way her hands are clutched and the frown on her face. Second, I like that the language is patterned. The author uses a lot of rhyming words throughout the book which makes it more engaging to read. An example of the patterned language is shown in the book when it says, “Today my mood’s bad. I feel grumpy and mean. I picked up my room. It still isn’t clean.” I also like how the language is descriptive. Not only does the book provide different kinds of moods, but it goes into detail about what that mood feels like. For example, the book provides an example of what it means to be cranky when it says, “Today I am cranky so nothing seems right. I have diarrhea and broke my new kite.” The reader can relate to these instances and can infer what it’s like to be cranky. Last but not least, I like how at the end of the book there is an interactive activity for children to do. It asks “How do you feel today?” and provides a face with two wheels that the reader can move and adjust to their mood. When you move the wheel to “sad”, the eyes become droopy and the mouth is in a form of a frown. This is also an example of how the book goes into more detail about different moods. The main idea that I got from this book is that everyone has different kinds of moods and feelings that they shouldn't hide and always overcome. ( )
  LaurenVormack | Mar 2, 2015 |
This book teaches kids that it is okay to feel however you feel and it is okay to express your emotions and show who you really are. Through the book the kids can learn to express their emotions and can laugh at the funny things kids in the book are getting upset over. ( )
  Taylor42 | Feb 22, 2015 |
Love this book, fun to great! Great book for stressful time, and triggering emotions. or understanding them. Defiantly a reread! ( )
  MissLoni | Dec 8, 2014 |
emotions; positive or negative.
  cadyVdean | Dec 8, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060245603, Hardcover)

Jamie Lee Curtis has starred in many movies, but she says that the children's books she has written mean more to her than any of her films. She and artist Laura Cornell have previously collaborated on two bestselling books: Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth. This time, we follow a little girl with curly red hair through 13 different moods, beginning with silly: "Today I feel silly. / Mom says it's the heat. I put rouge on the cat / and gloves on my feet." Of course, silly soon turns to grumpy and mean... to excited... to confused, and so on. Recognizing one's own mood swings is a developmental milestone, one that some adults haven't yet mastered! Cornell's watercolor illustrations--wildly expressive and energetic--effectively capture the volatility of our redheaded star. Whether she is happy or mad or dancing a solo in jazz, she is always "full of pizzazz," and this book is, too. A clever mood wheel on the last page allows young readers to change the little girl's expression--both her eyes and mouth. This is silly fun with a smart lesson for children from ages 4 to 8. --Marcie Bovetz

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A child's emotions range from silliness to anger to excitement, coloring and changing each day.

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