I’m Not Happy

I’m Not Happy


A Book About Feeling Sad

Our Emotions and Behavior Series

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Small children have big feelings. The Our Emotions and Behavior series uses cheerful, vividly illustrated stories to help kids understand how their feelings and actions are related—and how they can get better at managing both. At the end of each book, a two-page series of pictures invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings.

Big feelings are part of daily life for small kids, and happiness just isn’t always within reach. Unwelcome events, from a broken toy to a missing pet, bring on sad feelings that can darken kids’ days. In this charming feelings book, follow along as Ben helps cheer up his friends and shows how kids can turn sadness into smiles.

I’m Not Happy uses simple, easy-to-read text to present positive coping skills for children to use when they feel sad. The book’s gentle humor and colorful illustrations will appeal to kids, and happiness might not seem so far away after all by the end of the story.

The book also includes a series of pictures following the story, inviting children to use their own words to tell a story about helping others who feel unhappy. In addition, a special section offers adults questions to get kids talking about feelings and suggests positive coping skills for children dealing with sadness. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

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Author: Sue Graves
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
Audience: Elementary (K-5)
Age Range: 4-8
Format: Hardcover
Page Number: 28
ISBN: 9781575423739
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Language: English
Product Type: Storybook
Topic: General Counseling

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