Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review: Yell and Shout Cry and Pout: A Kid's Guide to Feelings

Title: Yell and Shout Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings
Author: Peggy Kruger Tietz
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 40
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Format: Paperback/Kindle/Nook

Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid's Guide to Feelings is an essential guidebook for adults in steering children through the confusing behaviors that emotions evoke.  When you understand the purpose of emotions, behavior becomes understandable.  Each of the eight emotions is clearly defined thorough vignettes and illustrations, keeping both adult and child captivated, thus creating an opportune time for discussion. By recognizing that all humans experience these emotions throughout their lives, the book provides a true sense of comfort. Emotions are not to be shunned, but rather embraced and explained to provide a positive development environment for all children.

For More Information

  • Yell and Shout Cry and Pout is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Book Review:

As a mother, I can understand a child feeling emotions and not knowing what to do about it.  So, they either lash out, cry, have a temper tantrum, even to the point where they bully other children.  Thank goodness there's a new book out to help children understand their emotions that doesn't talk down to them; but instead, helps them understand what is going on.   

Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid's Guide to Feelings by Peggy Kruger Tietz is a book every child needsWhile I'm sure there are other books out there that touches on the subject of children's emotions, this one struck a good cord with me.

Ms. Tiez explains the basic eight kinds of emotions the child goes through and helps them deal with it in rhyme and easy-to-understand scenarios that your child could relate to. I would have loved to have read this to my own children if they were younger.  Now grown, I bet that would have helped them deal with their emotions as an adult.

This book puts emotions in a new light so that children can learn how to deal with certain situations they feel are out of control.  Instead of themselves going out of control, it helps them to understand that all emotions are normal.  If a child feels sad, happy, or one of the other six emotions, Tietz helps them through this in a way I've not read in any other kind of book of this nature.  Packed with illustrations, they tend to help the child form a visual as the mother is reading or if the child is old enough, they are reading.

This book would make a great gift for your child this Christmas, on their birthday, or maybe even a special treat when emotions have taken over them.

I highly recommend this book and give it 5 rainbows.

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