Today I feel silly. Mom says its the heat. I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet. Silly, cranky, excited, or sad - everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and have fun with their ever-changing ...
Today I feel silly. Mom says its the heat. I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet. Silly, cranky, excited, or sad - everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and have fun with their ever-changing moods. So how do you feel today? Are you happy and walking on air? Or lonely and feeling very small? Or perhaps you just can't help feeling very very silly! AGE 3-7
Laura Cornell (Illustrator) New in New jacket. BRAND NEW COPY w/faint creasing to rear endpaper. Mood wheel to rear. 13 episodic narratives, told in verse, of mood swings, natural to all, of a girl with curly red hair and expressive watercolor illustrations throughout. Book begins with: "Today I feel silly/ Mom says it's the heat/ I put rouge on the cat/ and gloves on my feet". Silly soon (also realistic) to grumpy and mean...to excited...to confused, and so on. A fun and reassuring book for the young and developing.
Made my grandson laugh out loud! I love Jamie Lee Curtis books and the artwork is such that the stories could be about anyone and everyone : ) I highly recommend ALL of her books!!! In fact, I purchased the entire set for my neighbor and friend who had twin girls a few months ago.
Publishers Weekly, 1998-09-07 Fans of Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little may be disappointed in this third offering from the talented duo, which looks at the wide range of human emotions. A dynamic girl describes a different "feeling" per dayę13 in allęand the ways in which each manifests itself ("Today I feel silly./ Mom says it's the heat./ I put rouge on the cat/ and gloves on my feet"). Curtis relays her upbeat message ("Moods are just something that happen each day./ Whatever I'm feeling inside is okay!") in verse that is largely sprightly, but doesn't always reflect the changes in mood that occur during the course of the day the girl describes. For example, "Today I am quiet, my mom understands./ She gave me two ice creams and then we held hands./ We went to the movies and then had a bite./ I cried just a little and then felt all right," suggests a variety of feelings other than simply "quiet." Occasionally rhyming couplets take the facile route ("Today I'm discouraged and frustratedęsee?/ I tried Rollerblading and fell on my knee"), and the repetitive, driving rhythm doesn't allow the words to soar the way the illustrations do. The puckish artwork, still vintage Cornell, stars a curly red-headed girl whose near-neon surroundings (hot pink, lime green, fiery orange) change in intensity according to the emotion she expresses. A "mood wheel" (for readers to hone in their feelings) rounds out this amiable enough outing that, despite its missteps, may get readers talking about their own emotional swings. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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