by Corinne Delporte, illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Who better than the Little Prince as a guide to emotions for young children? This book helpfully describes a number of feelings and assigns each one a color. For example, anger is red. It is described as an unpleasant emotion that might make a child want to yell. On the accompanying page is a Saint Expury illustration of the Little Prince when he is angry. Children are then asked to think about what makes them angry. This is the format in a book that covers seven emotions. At the end, some mindfulness activity suggestions are included.
This is an excellent book to read with a child. Kids can be encouraged to bring the book out to show an adult how they are feeling. Children can also learn the color codes and use these. I think that this book could be an effective tool for social workers, teachers and mental health professionals who engage with young ones.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 16 Aug 2022
Note to adults: Brene Brown’s book tries to do something similar for adults in identifying feelings.