Today I feel... EMOTION

Children - Preschool
36 Pages
Reviewed on 06/14/2018
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Author Biography

Hayley Rose is a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, dedicated to bringing fun, educational and inspiring books to kids through her brand, Fifo and Friends.

Hayley was first published in 2002 with the release of her first children's book, Fifo When I Grow Up. In the years since, Hayley has published five more #1 best-sellers, Fifo 50 States, The Do’s and Don’ts, Fifo Musical Animals ABC, Fifo Gets Ready for Christmas and the current #1 Hot New Release, Fifo Today I Feel Emotion, which features a mirror in the back of the book for a fun interactive read.

Hayley's children's books have won numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards®, KART Kids Book List Award®, Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice® and seven Reader's Favorite International Book Awards®.

In 2012 Hayley was selected as one of "The Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading" by the

Hayley enjoys her time speaking at various schools around the county, participating in book festivals and public speaking. She has been honored to present at events around the country including the Phoenix Writers Club, Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, Silver Leaf Country Club and the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

Before writing children's books, Hayley had been working in entertainment business management for over 15 years, specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many "A list" musicians including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Candlebox. Hayley hopes to one day soon release an album of children's songs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Today I feel... EMOTION is from the Fifo children’s book series written by Hayley Rose and illustrated by Mark Sean Wilson. While playing on the swings at the park, Zack and Chloe wonder where their friend Fifo is. Little do they realize that he is all alone, experiencing a whole world of emotions. Fifo experiences fear, anger, boredom, excitement, sadness and more until his young friends arrive, giving him the best feeling of all – the feeling of being loved.

I very much enjoyed the setup and presentation of this literary children’s treat. Not only does Hayley Rose show the different types of emotion a child can feel, but Mark Sean Wilson’s illustrations allow the reader to see what each emotion may feel like through facial expressions. In doing so, the reader can acknowledge when a friend or family member is feeling a certain way, when they might need to talk, need to vent, need a hug, or simply need a friend. Today I feel... EMOTION is a marvellous concept which not only allows children to see the different emotions we all feel, but also allows them to examine how Fifo might be feeling and display curiosity and empathy as to why.

What I especially enjoyed was the alphabetical aspect, so that young readers who are also having problems with remembering the alphabet can see the pattern beginning to appear as each emotion is displayed. I recommend Today I feel... EMOTION to be read to (or by) young children aged 3-7 who are discovering their own feelings within themselves, while also interacting with others who display the body language that different emotions bring.