Ups and Downs: A Book of Emotions

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Ups and Downs: A Book of Emotions

author/illustrator: Mike Wohnoutka

From delight to disgust, excitement to fear, worry to confidence, boredom to curiosity, feelings can shift in a heartbeat. Mike Wohnoutka’s simple words and tender, nuanced illustrations follow three young children as they traverse emotional highs and lows over the course of a school day. The wide spectrum of emotions covered—far beyond happy and sad—invites readers to share their own contradictory, unpredictable, ever-present feelings. Vetted by an expert in the science of children’s emotions, this day in the inner life of three kids encourages first steps toward emotional literacy and is a satisfying narrative that ends with the adorable trio converging after school in the park—ready for play!

In a feel-good concept book, the Geisel Award–winning illustrator of See the Cat gives young children a vocabulary for naming—and managing—their emotions.
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$17.99 / $0.00
1536234516 /  9781536234510
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Picture Books / EBook
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / N/A
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Juvenile Fiction; General; Social Themes; Opposites;
author’s comments:
Mike Wohnoutka is the author-illustrator of So Big!, the Croc & Turtle books, and Dad's First Day. He has illustrated more than thirty acclaimed books for children, including the Geisel Award winner See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog and its sequels, as well as How to Apologize, all written by David LaRochelle. Mike Wohnoutka lives in Minnesota.
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