Feelings can be scary things and learning how to express yourself can be tricky. Understanding what feelings are, how emotions work, and how to handle many of them is something that is mostly learned through experience, but there are some things that may help even very young children as they learn these things. Picture books that convey feelings, whether through a story or through illustrations are a wonderful way to help kids, from babies to preschoolers, learn about feelings. Tad Hills once again brings along a masterpiece for young children with his book Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?
Duck, Goose, Thistle, and Bluebird are all back in this wonderful addition to his other board books, which have all introduced concepts and things to learn about. The illustrations are very well done, and easily get the message of what feeling is being felt across. There are both obvious feelings, such as happy, sad, angry, and surprised; and more subtle feeling such as patient, hopeful, frustration, and selfish, displayed with pictures to help the proper feeling be seen clearly. Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? is a wonderful book to help kids learn that the things they feel are normal. It is also very good story to help them learn about reading the feelings of other people.
The illustrations are colorful, expressive, and the characters are just the way they appear in his other books, whimsical and very similar to the way beloved toys may look. Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? is a board book that is sure to become one of the favorites in your house. Both your little ones and you will enjoy sharing it and learning about the best way to express feelings. Holding and carrying it is easy for little hands thanks to its great size and shape. As a matter of fact, it may be so loved that your little one may not want to put it down. Buying them books for their age, their size, and their understanding level is a great way to help develop a lifelong love of reading, especially when the books are selections that will be loved by the whole family.