Little Children, BIG Feelings


Author:Joan Ruddiman, EdD

  • Publisher: Joan Ruddiman, EdD
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2021
  • Number of Pages: 27
  • ISBN-10: 978-1-7363061-0-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-7363061-1-6

It is just two days before the long-awaited family camping with Noanie and PopPop, and while the little girl is excited about the camping, she is worried about the weather forecast, indicating that things can go wrong. A phone call brings the sad news that PopPop isn't feeling well. As she listens to her mom speak with Aunt Kate a Doctor about PopPop's condition, she feels hurt and worried. Will PopPop get well in time for the family camping?

Little Children, BIG Feelings by Joan Ruddiman EdD is an interesting, colorfully illustrated book for Children, a book that is expertly designed to help children find words to communicate their BIG emotions. Young readers will learn how to properly use adjectives that describe their feelings such as euphoric, disappointed, hopeful, relieved, worried, anxious, grateful, and joyful.

The author intelligently uses an engaging story, accompanied by colorful illustrations, to describe the learning journey of a child while she joins her family for camping. The family spirit is well written for children, including fun moments with her aunts and cousins and PopPop. The illustrations are bright and they inspire a joyful spirit. I read this book with my three-year-old daughter, and I enjoyed how she explored the characters, how she resonated with the protagonist, and how she identified the right words to describe what the young protagonist felt. Little Children, BIG Feelings provides an engaging, exciting learning journey for young readers and it features characters that are real and that children can strongly relate to. It is a highly recommended story for families with children and those who want to help children find the right words to describe how and what they feel. 

Reviewed By: David Reyes

Reviewed Date: October 23, 2021

Category: Children-Educational

Children's Books