Help children understand their emotions, build empathy, and learn the words they need to express themselves.
A little book about BIG feelings.
Aah, the sloth is feeling relaxed. Wow! The panda is surprised. Sometimes the mouse feels sad. Every day brings a different set of emotions for us to recognize and process, but young children often have a hard time connecting their emotions with the words they need to describe them. Featuring animal characters that are associated with 24 different emotions, Happy Puppy, Angry Tiger helps toddlers develop empathy and compassion by connecting with their own emotional experiences. This book is an invaluable resource to start building emotional intelligence at an early age.
About the Author
BETSY PETERSEN is an artist, illustrator, and entrepreneur. She's spent the past seven years building an art business and collaborating with creative organizations to create fun and playful designs for a wide variety of products. Betsy loves running, reading books, and playing outside. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, dog, and cat.
BRAD PETERSEN started his path in education as a teacher in Houston, TX. He then went on to co-found, design, and build an innovative elementary school in Idaho, Future Public School. He now leads Brighter Fun, a children's social-emotional design group. Brad loves riding bikes, reading books, and swimming. He lives in Michigan with his wife, two children, dog, and cat.
“You can tell the book was written by parents and educators who tested their ideas with kids. If emotional wisdom—essential to self-esteem, diplomacy, merciful service, and many other arts—starts with knowing what we're feeling, this little book in its simplicity could have an impact on the world out of proportion to its size.”—Spirituality & Practice