The same great duck and goose images were there, but the one word descriptions of feelings didn’t seem to be adequate. My daughter, however, loved the book. Then I remembered why these books are so great. Because someone HAS to read them to the kiddies. And, hopefully that someone has a clue what the words mean – take “frustrated” for instance – and can talk about the picture, give examples, AND coach the kiddo in what to do when he/she is FRUSTRATED.
This book has given Jun words to many important feelings, and, as I said, I’ve given her some tools to deal with some of them.
For example – frustrated. Our family takes a big breath and says, “Help me, Jesus!” big breath, “Help me, Jesus!” It is amazing how many more things Jun has persevered through using this breathing and praying, now that we have learned the word “frustrated.”
We have a song about being mad. The book says “angry”, but both work for us. We say, “count to 5! 1-2-3-4-5!”
The picture of one duck who took ALL the flowers and the others who were so sad and the selfish duck was all alone, and…well, it just naturally leads into a discussion about sharing.
So, this book gets a great grade from me – and Jun (3 1/4 yo)!