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CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS - ANOTHER SAD MAD GLAD BOOK: Anatomy of Your Attitude by Chuck Stump and Jim Strawn
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Summary: This is the follow up to The Sad Mad Glad Book. A question-based text helps you start conversations about attitudes and emotions. There are short discussion-starting rhymes with large, full-page pictures of people and animals. This photoillustrated book explores emotions, feelings and cliche in ways that engage kids in the process.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 10
Reading Level: 2.4
Age of Child: Read with a group of 6-year-olds.
Young Reader Reaction: The kids liked the pictures more than the words. We'd read the rhyme for the page, and they'd listen, but then they would want to talk about the picture, not themselves.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a clever, valuable way to help kids understand not only important things like teamwork, humility, and joy, but also how the English language works.
Pros: Eye-catching illustrations draw kids in to topics and discussions about social mores, social behavior, and feelings.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. You'll want to see how your kids react and how much time they want to spend with it before you invest in the book.
Educational Themes: There are lots of ways to use this book. Young children will like looking at the pictures and you can ask them what they see. With older kids, you can use the text to talk about folk wisdom, idiom, cliche, and figurative and literal language.
Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 2.4 2009 Outstanding
Book of the Year (Most Inspirational to Youth) by Independent Publisher