Parents' Guide to

Big Feelings

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Bold, bright story shows the value of expressing emotions.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Love the inclusivity!

Colorful illustrations offer a deceptively simple theme in a story about feelings and community. This is a wonderful introduction to emotional intelligence, being a good friend, and finding commonalities with people from backgrounds unlike our own. A must have for every library.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This beautifully written and illustrated book uses rhythmic tones and rhymes to express the importance of sharing your feelings, and respecting everyone else's. It's a stunningly inclusive story. The depictions of children of different colors, religions, cultures (one girl wears a head scarf, one boy wears a sikh turban), and abilities (one kid uses a wheelchair) creates an engaging and distinctive experience for readers.

Big Feelings has bold and brightly colored illustrations to capture readers' attention and inspire creative thinking about the book's primary message. The story creates a world of hope and fun that's grounded in the expression of emotions.

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