Lots of Feelings

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

You can read a book, but did you know that you can also read a face? A face can tell you what someone is feeling. In this expressive photo-essay, simple text and photographs introduce basic emotions – happy, grumpy, thoughtful, and more – and how people show them.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2003
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF019000, JNF053050
Dewey 152.4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 9
Guided Reading Level J
Features Reviewed


School Library Journal

“Many readers will find themselves represented in this multicultural array of close-up images of children displaying their emotions. From grumpy squints, excited grins, and surprised shouts, the photos move to whimsical curiosity, sadness (complete with tears), and sleepy yawns. Most pages clearly capture the precise quality they attempt to portray, particularly the twisted mouth of ‘confused’ and the classic pout of ‘grumpy.’ Others are more subtle, such as ‘thoughtful’ and ‘proud,’ or ‘frightened.’ This collection provides youngsters with the necessary labels to discuss their feelings. Whether shared with a group, parents, or a counselor-individually or in a class-this title provides the tools to facilitate discussion about children and their feelings.” —School Library Journal

Author: Sheila M. Kelly

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.