Friday, January 26, 2024

YOU RULE by Rilla Alexander - reviewed by Wendy Greenley

 Today's book review isn't a "story" book although it would make a good read aloud. It's a book that's a tool for learning about how to express your emotions, vibrantly illustrated by the author/illustrator Rilla Alexander


Publisher: Chronicle Kids, 2023, Nonfiction concept book

Author/Illustrator: Rilla Alexander

Themes/Topics: Emotions, Language

Suitable for age: 3+

Opening Lines:

"How ready are you? 

    not at all    thinking about it    just another minute    preparing    ready and willing . . ."

Brief Synopsis:

The author uses lists describing ranges of emotions appropriate in different situations, with an arc on each page suitable for the moment (slower to faster, smaller to bigger etc).


What I like about this book:

Little kids have BIG emotions, and sometimes they're hard put to name them. This provides a great resource for a variety of situations, and if an adult uses one of the expressions in a question they can help a child feel empowered to say Yes, THAT'S what I'm feeling! The book left me rarin' to go to recommend it. *wink*

I'm always interested to know if you've read this book and what you think!
This review is being shared as part of Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday. For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.