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How Do You Feel?
By Anthony Browne

Candlewick Press
September 2012 / ISBN 9780763658625
Picture Book / Feelings / NonFiction (ages 3-7)

Reviewed by Bob Walch

Anthony Browne explores feelings in this picture book featuring a little monkey who manages to capture every mood the author wants to emphasize. The book begins with a question - "How do you feel?"

"Well, sometimes I feel bored…and sometimes I feel lonely," explains the picture book's narrator. Keep turning the pages and you'll discover the monkey expressing happiness, sadness, anger, guilt, curiosity and a number of other emotions. Of course, the oversized illustrations and the expressive simian face will mirror each of the key words in the text. Whether it's expressing shyness, being worried about something or being sleepy, the monkey manages to express the feeling.

At the very end of the book you'll find two pages of smaller illustrations repeating each of the emotions so you can have some fun seeing if your child can recognize the expressions without the key words and text.

Reviewed 2012