Parents' Guide to

Today I Feel Silly

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun mood wheel caps this book about feelings.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

It’s cute except one page.

One of the pages has the girl in the story crushing on her teacher. I feel it sends a wrong message to kids. Like I shouldn’t have to explain to my 8 year old who read me the book how wrong it is. So I skip that part when I’m reading it to my girls.
age 2+
I love this book. I read it to classrooms often! The illustrations are delightful, and the variety of situations pictured and the resulting emotions are excellent. I highly recommend it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
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What a wonderful world this would be if we all could identify and accept our feelings and moods -- and TODAY I FEEL SILLY encourages kids to do just that. Though its rhymes may be off at times, the illustrations are amazing and carry the very valuable message that we all have moods and will be happier if we learn to expect and explore them. As the moods of the little girl change, the colors and clutter of each page change, too. When she's feeling silly, bright dramatic colors fill the page; when she feels confused, we have to turn the book sideways to follow the rhymes and illustrations.

The addition of the interactive cardboard face at the end of the book, following the question How do you feel?, is the perfect touch. Kids will enjoy matching the eyes and mouth to their mood. Hopefully, this will help them identify their own feelings, as well as those of people around them.

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