How Do You Feel?
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This issue’s cover illustration is from The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan. Thanks to David Fickling Books for their help with this January cover.
Anthony Browne’s cheeky little monkey toddler welcomes us to this delightful book about feelings.There are emotional feelings such as lonely, happy, sad, angry, guilty, and shy, but there are also more physical feelings such as curious, silly, hungry, full, and sleepy. The little monkey experiences them all, and as always with this author/illustrator, the pictures capture the emotions even more than the simple text. We see the little monkey supremely confident as he crosses a rope bridge, but guilty when he draws on the wall. He is always centre stage, the only one in each picture, and it is his reactions to each emotion that show so clearly what each is about. There can’t be a child in the world (or a parent either) who won’t enjoy this superlative picture book.