sweetiegherkin: Very different art styles (cartoonish drawings versus photography), but both books are designed to get children thinking about the different kinds of emotions out there and naming them. The Feelings Book is a little more basic and thus better for younger audiences while How Are You Peeling? has more advanced vocabulary (and a greater depth of feelings exploration) so it's more appropriate for a slightly older audience.… (more)
This book about feelings has some of the coolest illustrations ever! As the narration asks you about your moods and emotions, the feelings are illustrated by pictures of fruits and vegetables. Saxton Freymann used real fruits and vegetable, modifying them just enough to add eyes (black-eyed peas) and mouths (carvings or beet juice) in order to create facial expressions for each emotion. The effect is incredible! The "face" to a great job showing emotions ranging from happiness to anger, relief to jealousy. Children and adults alike will be amazed.
If you liked this story, you may also enjoy "Today I Feel Silly" by Jamie Lee Curtis. It is also a children's book about feelings.
Who hasn't looked at a fruit or vegetable and seen a funny face? In How Are You Peeling?--by the creator of the whimsical Play with Your Food--the "natural personalities" of produce are enhanced with black-eyed pea eyes and the occasional carved mouth--then photographed in vivid colors. One page reveals a wistful-looking poblano pepper being comforted by a cheerful red tomato, while another shows the amused, confused, frustrated, and surprised expressions of a green pepper, red pepper, orange, and apple. Adults and children alike will marvel at the range of expressions these fruits and vegetables possess--did you know just how many faces a kiwi could have? With simple rhymed text describing the emotions ("How are you when friends drop by?/ With someone new... a little shy?"), this appealing picture book is bound to spark discussion with young children. Parents can use it to talk about different emotions or to help children to identify and articulate their mood of the moment. Adults will just plain be amused. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1999 by Play with Your Food, LLC. Used by permission of Scholastic Inc.) (Ages 2 to 6) --Richard Farr
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