Engaging, Purpose-Driven Stories for Emerging Readers
Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, the child will learn to name their emotions as they also learn to read. This set of 4 books are Level 2 readers and includes the following titles:
- This Makes Me Angry;
- This Makes Me Sad;
- This Makes Me Happy;
- This Makes Me Scared.
In This Makes Me Angry, a young boy is not having a good day. And between the sopping wet towels in the bathroom and his homework that's been colored all over in crayon, he knows just whom to blame: his little brother, Jack. The boy's day only gets worse when he leaves Jack and goes to school. Thankfully, his principal knows exactly what will help. By drawing events of the day, the boy is able to slow down and reflect on what made him mad--so that when he returns home, his messy, crayon-covered little brother no longer seems so bad.
This Makes Me Sad: If feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry friend. This Makes Me Sad follows a young boy after he accidentally lets his dog, Kit, loose from the yard. Despite his parents’ attempt to find her, nothing can cheer up the boy. His favorite things, like a pretty sunset, going to the park, and his beloved teddy bear, just make him more sad. Even happy memories of Kit no longer feel good. With help from his family, the boy must learn to accept and express how he’s feeling inside. And by dealing with his feelings, he might just be able to do some good until Kit comes home.
This Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo! But when her pesky nut allergy keeps her from having a treat with her class, the girl learns that even the happiest of days can have unhappy moments. By reflecting on her trip and recognizing the many feelings that arose during it, she is able to feel less overwhelmed—and more confident about her positively happy day.
In This Makes Me Scared, a young boy is terrified about taking swim lessons. The water is cold, chlorine burns his eyes, and worst of all, everyone is watching him. He's scared that he'll never learn to swim--or drown trying! When his instructor shows him how to calm his mind, the boy decides to face his fear and open himself up to a fun, new experience.
Age recommendation: 4 to 6 years old
GREAT VALUE: $2.50 PER BOOK!